Summary: It’s 1863 and 10-year-old Emmy has been told by her father that, come spring, their family will leave their farm, family, and friends in Illinois and travel the Overland Trail to a new home in Golden, Colorado. Emmy has mixed feelings about going. It’s difficult leaving family and friends behind. They might not see one another ever again. When her grandmother comes to say goodbye, she gives Emmy a special gift, something to keep her occupied on the trip. The journey by wagon train is long and full of hardships. But the family perseveres and reaches their destination in Colorado, ready to start their new life.
Sleeping Bear Press