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The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds

The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds

by Rodman Philbrick

In Rodman Philbrick's first My Name Is America book, he tells the harrowing story of the Donner Party through the viewpoint of Douglas Allen Deeds, an enthusiastic young farm boy traveling West with the doomed expedition.

Text Excerpt:

November 4
Soon we will eat the frozen cattle… And then, when that is gone, what shall we eat?

Shall we eat the snow? Shall we eat the ice? Shall we eat the bark on the frozen trees? What shall we eat?

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
5.7
Lexile Measure
920L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Genre
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Rodman Philbrick Rodman Philbrick published more than a dozen novels for adults before his first book for young readers, Freak the Mighty, which was made into a feature film.

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