Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail

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By Elvira Woodruff
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail
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Illus. in blackandwhite. In 1851, 12yearold orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California. As they make their way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing daytoday life on the Overland Trail. In his own observant and vigorous voice, Austin tells of the everyday happeningshunting game and fording streamsas well as more dramatic episodes, from devastating illness to complex encounters with Indians.

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18266 words18,266 words
119 pages119 pages
Lexile 1010LLexile 1010L
Grade 3 to 6Grade 3 to 6
Published 1994Published 1994

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