America – Westward Expansion

 

By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman

One of our favourite movies is based on this book, Bullwhip Griffin.  Jack and his butler head out to the Californian gold fields hoping to strike it rich.

 

 

Becky Landers by Constance Lindsay Skinner

Another excellent Bethlehem Book.  Becky Landers forms a plan to join George Rogers Clark on his dangerous mission to capture the British forts of Kaskaskia and Vincennes.

 

Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare

Based on an actual diary.  Teenage Miriam and her family awake to the cries of an Indian raid and are taken captive.  This book lives up to the quality of all of Speare’s books, exceptionally well written.

 

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