Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. I loved this book. by Marian Calabro. This book makes it pretty clear that eating human flesh was the only option, and in context of the rest of the misery may not have even been the worst or most disgusting of their experiences. Libros. It's a bit Reed-oriented, with a lens that may distort the story: much of it is told from over the shoulder of Virginia Reed. 0395866103 - The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Calabro, Marian - AbeBooks We’d love your help. It examined motivations, and seemed to try to support the reader to make it through reading about the almost unfathomable. This mountain was too steep for wagons to climb so they had to abandon the wagons. Grade Levels. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. We will visit the area this month and see where the Donner Party was trapped for such a long period of time. I especially appreciated the information about each of the people in the Donner Party--and the stories taken from letters/journal written by actual members. They had a great life where they were but they still wanted more. I can't even imagine being in that situation and live to tell the tale. Barf! As the impassable snows closed in and their supplies dwindled to nothing, the group faced. Doesn't hold back, but not overdramatized. Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party, The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party, Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party, The Donner Party: The Tragic Story of the Wild West's Most Notorious Journey, Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the Donner Party, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! A non-fiction book is a book that is written about a true event, a time in history, or factual information. An extensive bibliography and an index provide additional assistance to student researchers. In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westwardmigration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. Still, it's a good read. It all makes for a fascinating read that ends in a horrible tragedy that is what makes the Donner family so famous, but I'd take a documentary. They had a great life where they were but they still wanted more. Of the 90 emigrants, teenagers and children comprised almost half of the party and proved the majority of survivors. Finally, they came to their last resort, to eat the dead. It snows so much in the mountains, which from the cover obviously makes you know something went horribly wrong there. I found it very interesting and extremely informative on the adventure. This was revolting. Using a letter Reed wrote to her cousin (reprinted in its entirety at the book's conclusion) as well as other original documentation, Calabro painstakingly traces the Donner Party's journey, from its optimistic beginning in Springfield, Illinois, to its destination in California--after the group had endured death, starvation, and even cannabilism of the fallen. So, on April 15th in 1846, a few families packed up their wagons and headed off to California, where they hoped to start a new life with much land for all of them. PEOPLE! After passing through a giant desert and deserting one of their big wagons, they arrived at their biggest obstacle, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. My son is mature for his age so I might not recommend it for most 9/10 year olds. If you have a morbid curiosity, read this book. 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