Donner Dinner Party: A Pioneer Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

by Nathan Hale (Author)

Donner Dinner Party: A Pioneer Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions that led to the party's predicament in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The graphic novel focuses on the struggles of the Reed family to tell the true story of the catastrophic journey. This popular topic is a perfect addition to the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales brand, and a great showcase for Hale's storytelling skills.

Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party

"This informative graphic novel capitalizes on enticingly gross history to great effect, balancing raw facts with strong storytelling." --Booklist

Awards:

  • YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens List 2014
  • New York Public Library's list: Children's Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2014
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This informative graphic novel capitalizes on enticingly gross history to great effect, balancing raw facts with strong storytelling.
Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781419708565
Lexile Measure
330L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publication date
August 20, 2013
Series
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
BISAC categories
JNF025200 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/19th Century
JNF062020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | History
Library of Congress categories
History
19th century
Frontier and pioneer life
California
Graphic novels
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Overland journeys to the Pacific
West (U.S.)
Cartoons and comics
Pioneers
Donner Party
Cybils
Finalist 2013 - 2013
Spur Awards
Finalist 2014 - 2014

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