Read ➳ On to Oregon! Author Honoré Willsie Morrow – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

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  1. says:

    My fourth grade teacher read this enthralling story of the Oregon Trail to our class, and everyone listened attentively, some even crying at the sad bits For me, it was also the first book that inspired research I remember going to the well stocked school library immediately after Miss Barnes finished reading to find a book about Narcissa Whitman Unfortunately, I was devastated when I found out what had happened to her, but there s biography for you no guaranteed happy ending.Honore Morrow My fourth grade teacher read this enthralling story of the Oregon Trail to our class, and everyone listened attentively, some even crying at the sad bits For me, it was also the first book that inspired research I remember going to the well stocked school library immediately after Miss Barnes finished reading to find a book about Narcissa Whitman Unfortunately, I was devastated when I found out what had happened to her, but there s biography for you no guaranteed happy ending.Honore Morrow was married to William Morrow the publisher but I think she would have gotten published even without a little help from him

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    First sentence This is the story of a great boy pioneer Perhaps there have been other boy pioneers, thirteen years of age, who were as great as John Sager, but, if so, I have not heard about them.Premise plot Seven Alone is based on the true story of the Sager family It was originally published as On to Oregon in 1926 It was retitled Seven Alone in the 1970s when a movie adaptation was made Henry and Naomi Sager had seven children John, Francis, Catherine, Elizabeth, Matilda, Louisa, and First sentence This is the story of a great boy pioneer Perhaps there have been other boy pioneers, thirteen years of age, who were as great as John Sager, but, if so, I have not heard about them.Premise plot Seven Alone is based on the true story of the Sager family It was originally published as On to Oregon in 1926 It was retitled Seven Alone in the 1970s when a movie adaptation was made Henry and Naomi Sager had seven children John, Francis, Catherine, Elizabeth, Matilda, Louisa, and Henrietta Their seventh was born on the Oregon Trail Both parents died on their way west first the father and then the mother Before she died she urged her oldest, John, to keep the family together no matter what.The book chronicles their journey from start to finish Even if the parents had not died, it would have been a difficult, near impossible journey for a family to make The trail was unkind to all alike men, women, children, babies There were many, many dangers No day was without risks and dangers.The last third of the book has John and his siblings essentially traveling the trail on their own as they seek in vain, for the most part to catch up with the wagon train The wagon train, meanwhile, had broken up into different groups It became obvious that the family s only hope was to reach the Whitman Mission.The book for better or worse ends happily with the family reaching the Whitmans The Whitman Massacre was in November 1847 John and Francis were among those massacred The other Sager children were among those held captive My thoughts I remember watching the movie as a child I honestly can t remember if I read this one as a child If I d known as a child how the story really ended, I m sure I would not have read it If I didn t know, then there s a possibility I read it oblivious to the tragic ending I did enjoy then and now a good pioneer story.John s story is one of transformation When the book opens he is a rebellious, selfish, irresponsible brat But as the journey progresses as he comes to realize the life and death nature of the trail, he matures quickly He becomes courageous, determined, resilient, responsible His parents God becomes his God as he comes to rely on Him When the book opened, John almost rolled his eyes at the daily Bible reading and prayer But that foundation was not built in vain as John came to see

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    I first read this book under the title of Seven Alone around 1977 and it so captured my imagination that I felt compelled to read it again now, as an adult On to Oregon or Seven Alone is the fascinating true account of the 7 Sager children, orphaned on the Oregon Trail in 1844, who chose to continue the perilous journey without their parents Led by the oldest brother, 13 yr old John Sager, the Sager children continued an additional 1000 miles of the trail, mostly alone and mostly on foot I first read this book under the title of Seven Alone around 1977 and it so captured my imagination that I felt compelled to read it again now, as an adult On to Oregon or Seven Alone is the fascinating true account of the 7 Sager children, orphaned on the Oregon Trail in 1844, who chose to continue the perilous journey without their parents Led by the oldest brother, 13 yr old John Sager, the Sager children continued an additional 1000 miles of the trail, mostly alone and mostly on foot, after their parents deaths Along the way, they encountered hostile Indians, illness, starvation, and bitter cold This is a story that will fascinate and humble the heart of any pre teen boy today While this book was written by Honore Morrow, wife of publisher William Morrow, in 1926, a short account written by Catherine Sager Pringle, one of the actual Sager orphans, can be found herehttp www.pbs.org weta thewest resou

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    I think this is a great book for boys It is a fictionalized version of the true story of the Sager children The real life connection with the Whitmans is interesting Written in the twenties, it s worth reading even with the fiction parts because of the strong message on becoming a man by assuming responsibility and for the historical interest it sparks There s an original account online by Catherine Sager of what happened after the book.

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    This was NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof s list of favorite children s books, which he published earlier this year I hadn t heard of it before that Written in 1926, it tells the true story of seven children who make their way west in the 1940s after their parents have died It wasn t clear from the jacket copy that this was based on fact, but it does become obvious as the story unfolds I visited the Whitman Mission near Walla Walla, WA just last year so it was fun to see the important rol This was NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof s list of favorite children s books, which he published earlier this year I hadn t heard of it before that Written in 1926, it tells the true story of seven children who make their way west in the 1940s after their parents have died It wasn t clear from the jacket copy that this was based on fact, but it does become obvious as the story unfolds I visited the Whitman Mission near Walla Walla, WA just last year so it was fun to see the important role that it played in this story And I really enjoyed this book

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    This is as gripping a pioneer story as I ve ever read It s based on the true story of the Sager family, who left Missouri for Oregon in the 1840s, decades before Laura Ingalls Wilder s family made their famous journey west The Sagers weren t as lucky as the Wilders both on the trail, and afterward Having read the Wikipedia entry on the family, I m now almost wishing I hadn t read the book This is as gripping a pioneer story as I ve ever read It s based on the true story of the Sager family, who left Missouri for Oregon in the 1840s, decades before Laura Ingalls Wilder s family made their famous journey west The Sagers weren t as lucky as the Wilders both on the trail, and afterward Having read the Wikipedia entry on the family, I m now almost wishing I hadn t read the book

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    I have this book as The Splendid Journey , picked it up in a jumble sale, hard cover What a lovely surprise A Children s book that is historical, full of adventure, and has many points to discuss or think about along the way I loved it and look forward to reading it with my daughter even though it is muchaimed at boys

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    My fourth grade teacher, Mrs Diller read this to us and I thought it was wonderful Now, after listening to it again after all of these years, I m sure of it It s a great read aloud and a nice tie in to the history of the Oregon Trail A bit of trivia for youHonore Morrow was wife to William Morrow of the William Morrow Publishing House.Oh, and a great narrator Norman Dietz.

  9. says:

    I am reading this to the class, although the name of the book is different On to Oregon is the story of the Sager family.

  10. says:

    I loved this true story of a 13 year old boy whose parents both die on the Oregon Trail, and he gets his 6 younger siblings including a newborn baby safely to Oregon Incredible story.

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