Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Review : West To The Sun by T.G. Good

West to the Sun"We're Moving To Oregon!"

This is a wonderful historical story for all ages!  Jeremiah is 11 years old and him and his family are packing their belongings and heading west to Oregon. No, they're not packing their luggage and loading it in their car, this is a story set in the 1800's during the pioneer days. They are traveling in their covered wagons! Jeremiah tells about his families hard times and good times traveling through prairies, down mountains, across rivers, in their covered wagons.  This would be a great family read.

 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.

About the author:

 T.G. Good is an attorney residing in the mountains west of Golden, Colorado, with his beautiful wife, Christine, his brilliant daughter, Deborah, and his phenomenal son, Daniel. Like his heroes in West to the Sun, the Goods left behind their eastern home and moved west to pursue their dreams of a different life. Mr. Good’s desire is to teach children the positive nature of the spirit of America.


Suko said...

Natalie, this does sound like a great book, full of adventure! I enjoyed the short video.

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