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The Resource The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party, Allan Wolf

The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party, Allan Wolf

Label
The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party
Title
The snow fell three graves deep
Title remainder
voices from the Donner party
Statement of responsibility
Allan Wolf
Title variation
  • Voices from the Donner party
  • Snow fell 3 graves deep
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Allan
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.W654
  • PS3623.O54
LC item number
  • S66 2020
  • S66 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Donner Party
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Survival
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
  • California
  • Immigrants
  • Donner Party
  • Donner Party
  • Donner Party
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • California
  • Survival
  • Novels in verse
  • Survival
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party, Allan Wolf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137831442
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780763663247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1137831442
Label
The snow fell three graves deep : voices from the Donner party, Allan Wolf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137831442
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780763663247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1137831442

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