On the Long Trail Home

by Elisabeth J. Stewart

Basing a short adventure novel upon her own great-grandmother's escape from the historic... read more

Basing a short adventure novel upon her own great-grandmother's escape from the historic and tragic Trail of Tears endured by the Cherokee people, Stewart succeeds in creating characters whose motivations and actions seem credible for their circumstances and time. Meli is the protagonist determined to return home in this 11-chapter survival story set in various parts of Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and North Carolina. (Ages 10-13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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