New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997, stated 1st; green boards, blue spine, in jacket with painting of the family riding through a field in their covered wagon, 8vo; 202 pp. Juvenile hardback.
"The author was inspired to write a historical novel after learning of the summer of 1816 when snow fell in upstate New York in June and hard frosts killed the crops in July and August." In their journey to the wilderness of New York State, the wandering family loses their daughter Mem and endures hardship. A realistic history of the very early European move westward with an interesting afterward describing the research.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Near Fine jacket; no names, straight, clean, barely read; unclipped 15.95. Item #20777