Next Spring an Oriole (A Stepping Stone Book)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 2 - 5N4.56852
"Historical fiction at an easy level is hard to find, and this pioneer story, narrated by 10-year-old Libby Mitchell on her journey from Virginia to Michigan in 1837, is smoothly written and appealing. The wagon trail is not easy, and Whelan is careful to include a taste of the hardships. She's also careful in her presentation of the Potawatomi Indians, who figure in the story when the Mitchells nurse one of their own children back to health. The story, though brief, is well developed."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published on May 11, 2004 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0394991257
ISBN-13: 9780394991252
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  • harryisfunny
    harryisfunnyTuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:11 am44 stars
    This book is about a girl named Libby and she goes on a adventure and meets a Indian girl and helps her when sh is sick. But they can not be friends because Indians move a lot to find better hunting grounds.like this book because i learned about when they did not have cars and they had to move in covered wagon. My favorite part is when Libby meets the Indian girl again she brings her corn cakes.