Florrie finds the adventure of a lifetime along the Santa Fe Trail, meeting new challenges and dangers, after her mother decides to move her family from Missouri to New Mexico.
Starting their journey from their home in Missouri, Florrie Ryder and her family are headed towards the promise of a new life in Santa Fe. As they cross the Great Plains of the midwestern prairie, fording rivers and climbing mountains, the Ryders encounter endless hardship as they undertake this great adventure.---from the publisher
192 pages 978-0439169639 Ages 9-13
Keywords: diary, historical fiction, 19th century, westward movement, American history, journey, new experiences, overcoming obstacles, grit, courage, adventure, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series