Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Frazier’s account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngsters—one just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon. There, the Sagers settled into an ordinary life…until the day of an Indian massacre. The bravery of the Stouthearted Seven will amaze today’s young readers.
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The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail (Sterling Point Books Series) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Orphaned on the oregon trail is a historical non-fiction book. It's sad to learn about all of the bad things that happened to them along the way, but they had a big adventure in the process. I loved this book!!
I remember watching the movie on tv growing up and thinking WOW! those seven kids make it on their own! So when I saw this book available I wanted to read the true telling of their story. It is a good read if you enjoy the Oregon Trail history, which I do. The movie does take quite a few liberties with their story, so I enjoyed reading the true story.