Avoid Joining a Wild West Wagon Train!

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This title is set in the 1840s and casts the reader as a farmer setting out on the journey of a lifetime seeking the fertile farmlands of Oregon. Travelling overland as part of a wagon train from the east coast of America to Oregon on the west coast, you face dangers including high mountains, lack of food and water and the prospect of catching various diseases.

The Danger Zone is a constantly-growing library of over 50 exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes (or sandals or army boots or cloth sacks) of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived - from pyramid builders to Viking explorers, from medieval knights to the crew of the Titanic. This approach encourages readers to get emotionally involved with the story and characters, aiding their understanding of some of the most important periods in history.

Humorous cartoon-style illustrations and speech bubbles bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events. Each spread comes complete with a Handy Hint box, offering a clever tip on how to survive whatever ghastly situation you've found yourself in. A complete glossary and index featured in every title makes The Danger Zone an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.

  • (Author)  Jacqueline Morley
  • (Illustrated)  Yes
  • (Illustrator)  David Antram
  • (Suggested age range)  7+ years
  • (Series)  The Danger Zone
  • (ISBN)  9781904194361
  • (Publisher)  Book House
  • (Printing date)  2003
  • (Format)  Hardback
  • (Dust jacket)  Picture cover / No jacket
  • (Approx. weight)  350g
  • (Approx. size)  25 x 22 x 1 cm
  • (No. of pages)  34
  • (RRP)  £10.99
  • (Additional Notes)  N/A