Donner Dinner Party: A Pioneer Tale

by Nathan Hale (Author/Illustrator)

Book Cover for Donner Dinner Party: A Pioneer Tale

   Book 3   
Pages: 128

The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It’s also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape.

From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions that led to the party’s predicament in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The graphic novel focuses on the struggles of the Reed family to tell the true story of the catastrophic journey.

Recognition: New York Public Library's Children's Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing (2013); YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens List (2014); Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People (2014)

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 10
Read in order? No
Next release: March 2016
Tags: graphic novel  non fiction  historical  culture  action  boys  humour 

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