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Author: Dorothy Ward Erskine, Hubert Buel
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Counts: 3000
Original Format: Hardcover
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Publisher: October 1st 2004 by Turtleback Books
Language: English
ISBN: 1417820950
ISBN13: 9781417820955
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Original Title: North with de Anza
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The city of San Francisco was founded in the eighteenth century by a party of thirty families traveling north from present-day Arizona to Alta California, led by don Juan Bautista de Anza. Based on diaries maintained by several of the families who traveled with de Anza, "North with de Anza" is a fictionalized account of the expedition for young readers.In this story, Pedro The city of San Francisco was founded in the eighteenth century by a party of thirty families traveling north from present-day Arizona to Alta California, led by don Juan Bautista de Anza. Based on diaries maintained by several of the families who traveled with de Anza, "North with de Anza" is a fictionalized account of the expedition for young readers.In this story, Pedro Peralta is a twelve-year-old boy for whom the arduous journey on horseback is the adventure of a lifetime. Each day brings him new chances to exhibit his bravery: worrisome appearances of Apaches, desert droughts, mountain snows, and the fording of the treacherous Colorado River.
Prior to this writing, Dorothy Erskine followed de Anzas route by automobile and studied the scholarship of Borderlands historian Herbert Eugene Bolton. First published in 1958 and long out of print, "North with de Anza" will be welcomed by todays young readers eager for information on the early history of California.
Ages 12 and up, reading level grades 6-10.

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