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Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1) Kindle Edition
From School Library Journal
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- ASIN : B00KRNJMZ4
- Publisher : Scholastic Press (January 6, 2015)
- Publication date : January 6, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 31757 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 147 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #100,442 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Important final note: if you, like I, have tried to find stories that are kinder to Native American tribes, and allow the truth of their generosity and kindness to shine through historical narratives...this book does that well. Without making any big spotlight on that part of the Oregon Trail, this book briefly mentions tribes and how some of them were instrumental to settlers’ journeys without fuss or fear. I deeply appreciated that.
The time travel elements are kept simple which is appropriate for a book for the 7-10 age group. More sophisticated readers might desire more explanation but for young readers it's best not to get bogged down in details. The book moves smoothly and quickly through the plot which will keep children turning pages. This new series I think will be a fun way to introduce young readers to just how interesting the past can be, in this case the pioneers who traveled across the plains to find a new life for themselves. The author includes many of the dangers that these pioneers faced such as buffalo stampedes, dangerous river crossings, and disease (including death). And yet the troubles Ranger and his adopted family face don't overwhelm the book. And Ranger despite his new attachments never forgets Luke and his original home.
The book works well as a read-a-loud and would make for an excellent introduction to historical fiction while including a science fiction twist that will draw readers into the story.
It's a delightful book with historical insight and author Kate Messner does not gloss over the realities of life on a wagon train across the prairie. Not everyone will survive the journey but most will thanks to Ranger to the Rescue! No doubt Ranger will time travel to many exciting periods in time always trying to get home to his family.
This is simply a delightful book for children that adults will enjoy and appreciate. I can't wait to read more of Ranger's travel in time adventures.