A Long Journey to a New Home
Esther Allen Peterson
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The Ytterhorn family left the grinding poverty of northern Norway for the promise of a better life in North Dakota in the 1860s. With scant belongings and tremendous determination, the Ytterhorms typify the migrants' experience in this moving and vivid story. It is a long journey, beset by tragedy and hardship. While at sea, the mother dies from childbirth fever and the father begins to doubt his decision to submit his family to such a perilous undertaking. Overwhelmed at the thought of starting a new life without a mother for his children, Jon reaches out to his wife’s best friend to join them in America. Rebekka slowly fills the void left behind by the beloved Gro as the family makes the long trek overland by covered wagon. Aided along the way by the generosity of homesteaders who came before them, they arrive at last to the land they can call their own, and to a new beginning.
This is the first book of the Homesteader Series.
- Level: Grades 5-9
- Category: Historical
- Published: May 18, 2016
- Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
- Seller: Royal Fireworks Publishing Co., Inc.
- Print Length: 149 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 1.0