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If You Were Me and Lived in… the American West – Carole P. Roman, Paula Tabor (Illustrations)

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★★★★

Cowboys, and horses, and wagons – oh my!

This book is centered around the idea of the old, Wild West.

Much like Little House on the Prairie, you and your whole family are going to claim a homestead.

A homestead is a large piece of property with a farm…that belongs to your family.

But before you can settle there, you need to travel via covered wagon across thousands of miles.

You slept outside the wagon wrapped in an old quilt beside the wheel.

Along the way, you get to learn all about what jobs kids (and adults) could do, everything that you need to make such a journey.

It even talked about how meals were different back in the day!

The whole meal was made in one pot.

(Honestly, I need to do more one pot meals – cut out all those extra dishes to wash!).

And, we learn a little about the dangers of the time.

Crossing that river was the scariest part of the entire trip.

All in all, this was a fascinating little peek into the American Wild West.

I love how Little House on the Prairie gives you an in depth look into the Ingalls family’s lives and this book is great at giving that broader overview of what life was like for a variety of Americans traveling across the West.

All in all, this one was fabulous from cover to cover!

With thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Interested in this one from Carole P Roman and Paula Tabor? Buy it here:  Amazon

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