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Patty Reed’s Doll: The Story of the Donner Party

Patty Reed’s Doll: The Story of the Donner Party

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Series: History, American - Pioneers, Cowboys, Westward Expansion
Genres: Chapter Books, Fiction, Non-Fiction
Tag: Ages 8-12
Publisher: Tomato Enterprises
Publication Year: 1989

In the winter of 1846, the Donner Party was stranded by heavy snows in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The pioneers endured bitter hardships and many of them died. But some survived, including eight-year-old Patty Reed, a girl filled with dignity and determination in the face of mortal danger.

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In the winter of 1846, the Donner Party was stranded by heavy snows in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The pioneers endured bitter hardships and many of them died. But some survived, including eight-year-old Patty Reed, a girl filled with dignity and determination in the face of mortal danger.

This is her story, as told by Dolly, the wooden doll she kept hidden in her dress.

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