Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Minnow and Rose by Judy Young

Young, Judy Minnow and Rose: An Oregon Trail Story, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. Sleeping Bear Press, 2009. $17.95. PICTURE BOOK. Minnow, a Native American girl is fascinated by Rose a white girl, who is in return drawn to Minnow. The girls need each other when there is trouble as Rose’s family gets help from Minnow’s tribe as they ford their wagons across a wide river. Young’s fictional account of two little girls from different lives meeting provides a nice counter balance to later stories of war and mutual destruction along the Oregon Trail. EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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