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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep
Written by Allan Wolf
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ISBN-13: 9781536228199
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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 account 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 US 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, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, raises stirring questions about moral ambiguity, hope, resilience, and hunger of all kinds.

“Another bone-chilling, unshakable success by Wolf.” —Booklist (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536228192 /  9781536228199
on sale date:
10/2022
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
416 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
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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