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Nellie the Brave: The Cherokee Trail of Tears (Sisters in Time) [Paperback]

By Veda Boyd Jones (Author)
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Item description for Nellie the Brave: The Cherokee Trail of Tears (Sisters in Time) by Veda Boyd Jones...

Nellie Starr, a young Cherokee girl, and her family are forced by U.S. soldiers to leave their home in Tennessee and travel the "Trail of Tears" to a new home in the western Indian territory.

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Time Period:  Begins 1838  In 1838, Nellie Starr, a young Cherokee girl, is caught in the political upheaval of America's westward expansion. Forced by U.S. soldiers to leave their home in Tennessee, Nellie, her family, and thousands of other Cherokees travel the long, dangerous "Trail of Tears" to a new home in the Indian Territory of modern-day Oklahoma. Using actual historical events as a backdrop, this brand-new children's novel teaches lessons of American history and the Christian faith. Can Nellie learn to forgive the people who've turned her world upside down? Nellie the Brave is a compelling read for girls ages eight to twelve.

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Sisters In Time
For Girls Only

Binding: Softcover
Ages: 8-12

Sisters In Time historical fiction series tells the engaging, intriguing stories of girls who experienced some of America's greatest historical events and faith. Fictional teen and pre-teen girls are written into actual events showing today's readers what life was like in earlier times.

Sisters In Time covers the 17th - 20th centuries. These series of books not only can improve your child's vocabulary and knowledge of history, but it can develop their love for history!

An excellent resource to add to your child's library!

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Barbour Books
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2006
Publisher   Barbour Books
Age  9-12
Series  Sisters In Time  
ISBN  1597890707  
ISBN13  9781597890700  

Availability  0 units.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1800s
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Multicultural Stories > Native North & South Americans

Reviews - What do customers think about Nellie the Brave: The Cherokee Trail of Tears (Sisters in Time)?

Got really boring......................  Jun 18, 2008
I thought this was the most boring sisters in time i've ever read. There were times were i wanted to quit the book, but i kept reading it, hoping it would get better. Well, i just think that if you want a good book on the trail of tears, there are other better ones out there. It wasn't really bad,it did have a nice neding if i remember right, and its a sisters in time, but i think there are other better sisters in times.
Nellie shows braveness and confidence  Feb 7, 2008
Reviewed by Anneliese Buenker (age 10) for Reader Views (2/08)

"Nellie the Brave" is about Nellie Starr and her trip from her home to a completely new one on the Trail of Tears. Nellie is a Cherokee girl who is being taken out of her town along with all the other villagers to a new town on the Trail of Tears. In the beginning, the villagers think that the white men (the soldiers pulling them out) are very mean and have no right to pull them out. Even though some of the Cherokee people who were not in charge did sign a treaty that their land went to the white people, but it wasn't properly signed by the right people so they said it wasn't an official treaty and they should be able to keep their land. The white men just laughed and took them away on their journey. On the way, there are injuries, sicknesses, babies being born, and deaths.

During the trip, Nellie earns a Cherokee name which is "She Who is Brave." Also, she gets a new baby brother which she helped deliver.

I think "Nellie the Brave" is a very, very, very good book because Nellie shows braveness and confidence during her very exciting journey on the Trail of Tears. I would recommend this book for ages 8 and up.


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