Children on the Oregon Trail

A story based on the remarkable journey made by the Sager children through the north west of America in the pioneering days of 1844 John Sager is 13 when his family leave Mississippi for the Far West When tragedy strikes and John s parents die, he is left to look after his six younger siblings.
Children on the Oregon Trail A story based on the remarkable journey made by the Sager children through the north west of America in the pioneering days of John Sager is when his family leave Mississippi for the Far West

  • Title: Children on the Oregon Trail
  • Author: An Rutgers van der Loeff Peggy Fortnum Roy Edwards
  • ISBN: 9780140301724
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Children on the Oregon Trail”

    1. Children on the Oregon Trail by Anna Rutgers Van Der Loeff is a very moving and interesting novel based on factual events that occurred during the 1840's in the United States of America. It captures the spirit of courage and determination among the pioneers and their families as they journey through challenging times.The novel is about a pioneering family who are making the huge journey from Mississippi to the Columbia Valley in the Far West. The Sager family consisting of Father and Mother Sage [...]

    2. First I thought this wold be like Francis Parkman's "The Oregon Trail" (which was an amazing story), but this one was nowhere near it despite both stories took place pretty much around the same area. There're few lose ends in this bookFirst, its hard believe a bunch of kids could survive in such harsh conditions no matter how good they are. This is a very hostile country even for adults and even their baby sister survived in the end. Pretty corny Second, Native Americans are not always thieves a [...]

    3. It seemed obvious to me that this book, on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read, was a book I should take along on my trip to Oregon.But the mail can be stubbornly slow at times. This was one of those times. The book didn’t arrive until I returned from Oregon.Glad it did. I don’t think I could stand to be driving around in the air conditioned comfort of a rental car, stopping to eat at four-star restaurants, and staying in luxurious hotels while reading this book, a story based [...]

    4. I didn't think I was going to like this book at first, it didn't really grab me, but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. It is the story of the Sager children, who set off with their parents from Missouri in a covered wagon along the newly (and I mean NEWLY) blazed Oregon Trail. Tragedy strikes and the children, led by 14 y/o John, decide to keep going. You've got to admire them for even trying, and marvel at their success through hardships we today cannot even fathom. It is based on a true stor [...]

    5. This is such an amazing book. I've read it three times already, and it still surprises me somehow. I love how they perspective changes at times, so that you can see how other people felt about them as well. Most wonderful of all is the part where you begin to think of how this all really happened. It really gets to you.

    6. This was one of those books that I read many times when I was a child, fleeing deeply all of the children. It has been some time since I have read it last, but I remember it as an amazing book with very real characters. It was based upon a true story.

    7. I read this as a kid in primary school, I think I was eight or nine. My teacher forced me to keep reading it, even though I didn't want to because it was so gruesome and so many horrible things happened But I'm glad I kept reading. It was worth it.

    8. After watching a recent programme about the Oregon trail I remembered reading this book when I was teenager. I was interested to see how it stood the test of time. It was still an interesting read especially as it was based on fact. There were a few moments that jarred. I don't think that you would get away with derogatory comments about Indians in the 21st century. They are variously called, languid, lazy and untrustworthy. They are seen as little more than savage children. At one point the aut [...]

    9. This book had a good story and some really nice characters, and I wasn't sure whether to give 2 or 3 stars. However, this book also had casual racism towards Native Americans and "men as leaders" -attitude that I found annoying, even if I know it was very typical in 1800's. Since this book however isn't an accurate historical novel, I would personally have appreciated if Luise had been the second leader instead of Francis - she was older after all. Also, considering the current situation, US ide [...]

    10. An Rutgers van der Loeff baseerde haar verhaal op een krantenartikel, maar inmiddels is gebleken dat de kern van het verhaal niet klopt. In werkelijkheid zijn de zeven weeskinderen Sager altijd begeleid door een groep volwassenen en bij de volgende druk wordt het predikaat 'waargebeurd' verwijderd. Desalniettemin blijft het een fantastisch boek dat zeer levensecht geschreven is.

    11. An Rutgers van der Loeff baseerde haar verhaal op een krantenartikel, maar inmiddels is gebleken dat de kern van het verhaal niet klopt. In werkelijkheid zijn de zeven weeskinderen Sager altijd begeleid door een groep volwassenen en bij de volgende druk wordt het predikaat 'waargebeurd' verwijderd. Desalniettemin blijft het een fantastisch boek dat zeer levensecht geschreven is.

    12. Weer een pareltje van vroeger. Een prachtig verhaal over een familie waarbij de ouders omkomen tijdens de trek naar het "wilde" westen in Amerika. Daardoor zijn de kinderen op elkaar aangewezen. Vooral de oudste kinderen worden snel volwassen en moeten al veel verantwoordelijkheden en zorgen dragen. Schitterend avonturenboek.

    13. My favourite childhood book! It was also my grandmother's favourite book, when she was young, so she recommended the novel to me. I read it when I was approximately twelve years old en I still love the story!

    14. I didn't care for this book. It was rather lame, and kind of hobbled along page to page until it collapsed at the end.That said, I know that other people have really enjoyed it! It probably is more of interest to young people, maybe ages 8 to 12.

    15. Having read this book and loved it when I was young, I really wanted to read it again. I didn't love it as much anymore. In fact, it was hard to get through and even though I read it several times when young, this time I didn't even get half way before finally giving up.

    16. De kinderkaravan, ik ben zó blij dat ik het gelezen heb! zo'n fantastische boek, en het maakt het nog ongelofelijker omdat het waargebeurd is. Alle credits voor de auteur!

    17. Love it - amazing book. Great description and story-line. Really makes you think about what the pioneer people went through to get to new land.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *