Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains

By Deborah Hopkinson

Reading Level: Pre-School, Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Golden Kite Award
Publisher: Atheneum/Anne Schwartz 2004

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Description of a family's journey from Iowa to Oregon in the 1800s and their transport of plants and seedlings and the requisite hardships they experience on the Oregon Trail.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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