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Duey, Kathleen
WILLOW CHASE, Kansas territory 1857,
New York : Aladdin, 1997
IL 5-8
ISBN 0689813544
Willow and her family are facing a dilemma that many pioneers had to deal with. Should they cross a flooded river, risking everyone's lives, or wait for the water to go down while their oxen and cattle and horses lose more weight and strength grazing on rotting, hail beaten grass? When the decide to cross, Willow must confront her worst fear. Her father was drowned at a river crossing a year before. Overwintering, her mother remarried--to a man who shared the vision of a westward journey--a man Willow cannot welcome as part of her family. Can she find her courage? Will she ever be able to accept her stepfather?
(Kathleen Duey, author.
SUBJECTS:     Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Fiction
                        Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction
                        Survival -- Fiction
                        Remarriage -- Fiction


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