Winner of Purple Dragonfly Book Award
Endorsed by OCTA, Oregon-California Trails Association
Endorsed by The End of The Trail Interpretive Center
The Westward Migration along the Oregon Trail during the 19th century is one of the most important events in American history. of the estimated 500,000 people who made the trek from Missouri to Oregon, about 40,000 were children.
Who better to narrate the story of the Oregon Trail than the arrogant but lovable and humorous ox pulling the covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon?
Ollie Ox, and his yoke mate, Herb, describe quite an adventure as they cross vast expanses of rugged, inhospitable wilderness and treacherous, rushing rivers in extreme weather and constantly changing conditions.
Ollie Ox narrates the story in a manner emphasizing responsibility, loyalty, tenacity, and commitment. And he accomplishes all of this while making the reader smile. Quite a feat for a 2000 pound ox!
Every page has a beautiful color illustration, photograph, or painting to bring the Oregon Trail and the beauty of the American West to life.
AND — kids can email any comments or questions about the Oregon Trail directly to Ollie Ox at: Ollie answers all his emails.
For children ages 6 to 12 (64 pages)
Format: Hard Cover