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To Stay Alive

To Stay Alive

(2016)
A novel by

 
Told in riveting, keenly observed poetry, a moving first-person narrative as experienced by a young survivor of the tragic Donner Party of 1846.

The journey west by wagon train promises to be long and arduous for nineteen-year-old Mary Ann Graves and her parents and eight siblings. Yet she is hopeful about their new life in California: freedom from the demands of family, maybe some romance, better opportunities for all. But when winter comes early to the Sierra Nevada and their group gets a late start, the Graves family, traveling alongside the Donner and Reed parties, must endure one of the most harrowing and storied journeys in American history. Amid the pain of loss and the constant threat of death from starvation or cold, Mary Ann's is a narrative, told beautifully in verse, of a girl learning what it means to be part of a family, to make sacrifices for those we love, and above all to persevere.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party
Author(s): Skila Brown
ISBN: 0-7636-7811-2 / 978-0-7636-7811-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2016 : Audio CD
Title: To Stay Alive
Author(s): Skila Brown
ISBN: 1-5226-5629-4 / 978-1-5226-5629-6
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : Audio CD
Title: To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party; Library Edition
Author(s): Skila Brown
ISBN: 1-5226-5631-6 / 978-1-5226-5631-9
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party
Author(s): Skila Brown
ISBN: 1-5226-5630-8 / 978-1-5226-5630-2
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party
Author(s): Skila Brown
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


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