Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Jesse Wiley
Illustrator: June Bridgman, Yancey Labat, Ron Wagner, Hi-Fi Color Design, Walden Font Co.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
This “choose your own trail” book has over twenty possible endings, which provides endless entertainment. The reader is the guide in this unique story that goes back in time to the days of traveling down the Oregon Trail. Illness, dangerous animals, and thieves are just some of the road blocks that are encountered on this difficult journey. But Chimney Rock awaits for the reader who chooses the right trail.
The Oregon Trail: The Race to Chimney Rock is an adventurous delight. Book one of four in The Oregon Trail series, it sets the bar high for the rest of the series. The alternate ending format really sets this apart from other books targeted towards young readers. This book would be an asset to a school library, as it is pertinently historical and entertaining at the same time. This can instantly take an older reader back to the days of the classic computer game and provide a flashback to memories of the past.
*Contains mild violence.