Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teaser Tuesday!!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser comes from the book West to the Sun
by T.G. Good: 

"When we returned to our wagon, Captain Watkins was bellowing in his deep voice that  he wanted to meet with the men of the wagons immediately.   Uncle Peter unhitched the oxen and started to join my father at the meeting on the hill."

Product Description from Amazon:


With these words, Jedediah Symons changes the life of his entire family forever. Leaving behind farm, family, and friends, the Symons begin a journey of thousands of miles across prairies, rivers, and mountains. With nothing more than the possessions that can be packed in a single wagon, their reliance on one another, and their faith in God, they battle storms, animals, hunger, and disease. Will they be able to overcome these obstacles? And how can 11-year-old Jeremiah help his family reach Oregon-their new home?

In West to the Sun, young Jeremiah experiences firsthand the adventure and the heartbreak of the Oregon Trail, the sorrow of leaving everything behind, and the joy of pursuing a new life. From the daily drudgery of hiking through the dry lands of the western frontier, to the extreme excitement of a buffalo hunt, mountains that reach the sky, bighorn sheep that battle for primacy, and rivers that threaten to swamp wagons and drown occupants, Jeremiah grows to appreciate the majesty of the country. Throughout their travels, Jeremiah and his family meet some of the men who made the western frontier: Joseph Robidoux, Jim Bridger, and Peg Leg Smith. Most importantly, Jeremiah learns the importance of family, friends, and faith-and what it means to be a man.

Hope you have a wonderful week and I'm leaving you with this cute video


Missy B. said...

This sounds like an enjoyable read...I will check it out. Good teaser!!

Tea said...

I bet the wagon train is filled with fever or under attack. Good teaser.


Suko said...

Great teaser--I hope you enjoy the book. :)

aLmYbNeNr said...

ooh, Oregon Trail! Cool! :)

Here is my Teaser Tuesday!

Julie P said...

Oregon--yea! I live right across the river in Washington....

Teenage Bride said...

Aww that teaser remindsd me of the good old days back in elementary school when we would play Pregon Trail lol.

And that video was too funny! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Happy Wednesday

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great teaser! And great video...so funny!

Have a great week!

Alice Teh said...

What an interesting premise! The teaser is good too. :D

Literary Feline said...

I can only imagine the difficulties they faced on their journey. This sounds like an interesting book.