Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 1 - 3n/a2.715037
The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It’s also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions that led to the party’s predicament in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The graphic novel focuses on the struggles of the Reed family to tell the true story of the catastrophic journey.
This popular topic is a perfect addition to the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales brand, and a great showcase for Hale’s storytelling skills.

Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party
"This informative graphic novel capitalizes on enticingly gross history to great effect, balancing raw facts with strong storytelling."

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens List 2014
New York Public Library’s list: Children’s Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2014

Hardcover, 128 pages
Published on August 6, 2013 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419708562
ISBN-13: 9781419708565
6 Book Reviews
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  • italy125
    italy125Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:56 am55 stars
    I love history and the series is history so if it is a good history book then I am going to read it.
    • 25cuteg
      25cutegTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:55 am55 stars
      I love this book because Nathan hale is a spy and he tells stories about the war and the British and more. The Donner dinner party is funny. People left spring field for something then. A girl told her son. " Why did I ever leave spring field?"
      • cristalll
        cristalllFriday, February 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm33 stars
        a tragedy that one was
        • cristalll
          cristalllFriday, February 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm33 stars
          I was in class when my teacher gave me this book to read. This book is currently one I'm reading and is about survival and hunger (and obviously about moving to California) and takes place through California in1846. There isn't much of a moral in this story but as Virginia Reed once said, *Don't take no cutoffs and get where your'e going as fast as you can.*
          • ????Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:29 am
            loved this book, sad that it was real but well told.
            • nonstopreader
              nonstopreaderSaturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm55 stars
              It was a quick non-fiction read but it was fact packed! Good book!