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Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
Donner Dinner Party
Nathan Hales Hazardous Tales
Authors: By Nathan Hale
Imprint: Amulet Books
ISBN: 1-4197-0856-2
EAN: 9781419708565
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 8/6/2013
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2
Page Count: 128
Cover: Hardcover
Illustrations: Two-color illustrations throughout
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$12.95
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About the book
 
The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It’s also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions that led to the party’s predicament in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The graphic novel focuses on the struggles of the Reed family to tell the true story of the catastrophic journey.
This popular topic is a perfect addition to the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales brand, and a great showcase for Hale’s storytelling skills.
 
Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party
"This informative graphic novel capitalizes on enticingly gross history to great effect, balancing raw facts with strong storytelling."
--Booklist
 
Awards
YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens List 2014
New York Public Library’s list: Children’s Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2014


About the author
Nathan Hale is the author of Big Bad Ironclad and One Dead Spy, as well as the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al Roker Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA notable book, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and the recipient of three starred reviews. He lives in Provo, Utah.


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