Grade 5

Theme 5: One Land, Many Trails

Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl by Andrea Warren

HarperCollins

Meet the Author

Andrea Warren's first four books, written for teenagers and adults, are no longer in print. However, writing those books laid the foundation for the work she is best known for: nonfiction children's books. "Several years ago," Warren says, "I decided what I really wanted to write was historical nonfiction, and to do it in such a way that both children and adults could enjoy it." Her first such book, Orphan Train Rider, gained national attention and won some 20 awards. She used the real-life memoirs of Grace McCance Snyder, as well as interviews with Grace's family members and other sources, in her research for her next book, Pioneer Girl.

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