All Daniel Whitcomb wants is to get back to Illinois and find out who murdered his parents. He doesn’t want to travel the Oregon Trail with his guardian, Jim. He doesn’t want to be friends with twelve-year-old Virginia Reed from the Donner Party. And he certainly doesn’t want anything bad to happen to his little sister Hannah as they travel to California. Confronted by both good and bad Indians, good and bad whites, will he be able to protect Hannah on the long trek West? Will he discover the mystery behind his parents’ deaths? Will he ever find a real family again?
At the end of the 2021 school year, I had the privilege of talking with 6th grade social studies students. During the school year… [ keep reading ]
Last month’s challenge was learning to dance in the rain. This month’s challenge is to find something to celebrate. This month, I’m celebrating family -… [ keep reading ]
Do you know the music? The story? Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette, who is a swan by day and a beautiful maiden by… [ keep reading ]