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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep
Written by Allan Wolf
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763663247
ISBN-13: 9780763663247
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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep
Voices from the Donner Party

author: Allan Wolf

In 1846, a group of emigrants bound for California face a choice: continue on their planned route or take a shortcut into the wilderness. Eighty-nine of them opt for the untested trail, a decision that plunges them into danger and desperation and, finally, the unthinkable. From extraordinary poet and novelist Allan Wolf comes a riveting retelling of the ill-fated journey of the Donner party across the Sierra Nevadas during the winter of 1846–1847. Brilliantly narrated by multiple voices, including world-weary, taunting, and all-knowing Hunger itself, this novel-in-verse examines a notorious chapter in history from various perspectives, among them caravan leaders George Donner and James Reed, Donner’s scholarly wife, two Miwok Indian guides, the Reed children, a sixteen-year-old orphan, and even a pair of oxen. Comprehensive back matter includes an author’s note, select character biographies, statistics, a time line of events, and more. Unprecedented in its detail and sweep, this haunting epic raises stirring questions about moral ambiguity, hope and resilience, and hunger of all kinds.

In powerful, vivid verse, the master behind The Watch That Ends the Night recounts one of history’s most harrowing—and chilling—tales of survival.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763663247 /  9780763663247
on sale date:
09/2020
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
416 / 6 1/2" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Historical; Social Themes; Cooking & Food; Stories In Verse (see Also Poetry); Action & Adventure; Historical; Novels In Verse;
author’s comments:
Allan Wolf is an acclaimed poet and storyteller. Along with his two other historical verse novels, The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic and New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery, he is the author of The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts and the young adult novels Who Killed Christopher Goodman? and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
 
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