As Far As I Can See

As Far As I Can See In Kate McMullan s first book for the My America line the drama and adventure of the American prairie are brought to life when Margaret Cora Wells known as Meg must move away from her family to avo

  • Title: As Far As I Can See
  • Author: Kate McMullan
  • ISBN: 9780439425179
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Kate McMullan s first book for the My America line, the drama and adventure of the American prairie are brought to life when Margaret Cora Wells, known as Meg, must move away from her family to avoid the cholera epidemic in St Louis.

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    1. The story takes place in 1856, where Meg and her parents live in St. Louis. Her mother takes ill, and her father worries that it might be a cholera plague, so he has Meg and her young brother taken out west to friends in Kansas. This forms one of the themes of the book. The other theme is slavery, where Meg and her brother become involved in helping a young Black woman hide out from slave hunters.In effect, the cabin becomes a stop on the Underground Railroad. The historical section of the book [...]

    2. As far as I can see Meg's Prairie Diary author by Kate McMullan. It's about a family who lives in St.Louis. One the kids Mother gets really sick after she has a new born baby named Grace. So a couple days later the 2 kids Meg and Pres leave home and go to their aunts and uncles for the summer since their Mother is sick. So the day that they leave Mr.Baer comes to their house to get Meg and Pres ready to get on the boat to head to Kanas City. It takes Meg, Pres, and Mr.Baer 4 days to get to Kanas [...]

    3. When she is given a diary for her ninth birthday, Margaret Cora Wells, called Meg by her family and friends, expects to record her daily life in St. Louis, Missouri. But then a cholera epidemic strikes, and Meg's mother and little sister, Grace, fall ill. Having already lost two children to cholera seven years before, Meg's mother is determined not to lose another. So Meg and her seven-year-old brother, Preston, are sent to live with their aunt, uncle, and cousins in the Kansas Territory. Accust [...]

    4. The book I read this month is As Far as I Can See by Kate McMullan. The genre of this book is historical fiction. I know because it takes place the summer after the cholera outbreak. The setting if this book is St. Louis and Kansas a year after the St. Louis Cholera Outbreak. The main characters are Meg, Pres and Aunt Margaret. Meg's mom and sister get Cholera. Her and her brother have to go live with their aunt until their family gets better. They get there and are surprised and joyed by the pr [...]

    5. This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.

    6. I read this with a small group of girls in my class for a "book club". We all liked the book. It gave lots of information about what it was like to live back in pioneer time. :-) One of the many interesting things we learned about.Buffalo chips. Yuck! They used them to keep their fires burning in the winter. Stinky! Stinky! Gross!

    7. Not great. The story lacked something and I found it less than intriguing. Meg constantly spoke about her clothes and how they successively got ruined seemed to overshadow the more important points of the plot. This is for younger readers though, who would probably enjoy it more than I did.

    8. I gave this to my son to read. He wasn't happy about it until he started reading and now he is on the third book. My only complaint with the way it is written is that I am pretty sure many of the phrases this little girl ueses is incorrect for the time period, a little too modern.

    9. I thouht the book was more historical the a novel. So I liked it but I would rather pick it for project. But it doesn't have that many facts. I picked it for a book report. I liked it but I didn't think it had so many facts.

    10. Nice! A solid historical fiction title for 3rd graders. Mostly realistic and I'm really glad that Kate McMullan chose to include the whole Bleeding Kansas situation leading up to the Civil War. It's one of those things that not a ton of people know about, and I liked seeing it in a kids book.

    11. I really don't know what to think about this book. I think it is sad because like a 1,000 people died from cholera.

    12. I thought it was well researched and sounded like a realistic 9 year old. I intend to recommend this book to my nieces.

    13. I'm reading this with my daughter for a school project. We are enjoying it. A very simple book that chronicles a young girl's journey from St. Louis to Kansas in 1856.

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