In an unusual blend of fiction and nonfiction, A Pioneer Sampler chronicles one year in the lives of the imaginary Robinson family. The stories illuminate not only pioneer farm life, but situations-dealing with the school bully, competition between siblings-that occur in any era. Illustrated historical notes enlarge on the social history and describe activities related to the stories, from operating a grist mill and arranging a country store to spinning wool and making butter. Barbara Greenwood and Heather Collins cover an enormous range of subjects, for a complete and involving look at a historical period and a way of life.
Baker & Taylor Historically accurate stories about a fictional pioneer family living on a backwoods farm are integrated with period notes, recipes, crafts, games, and illustrations to provide a realistic study of what pioneer life was really like.
Baker & Taylor Stories about a fictional pioneer family are integrated with period notes, recipes, crafts, games, and illustrations.