Title: Boys of the Covered Wagons
Author: Brother Ernest, C.S.C. [Ernest Ryan]
Illustrator: Herbert Heywood
Description: Red cloth boards pictorially stamped in black. Slight wear to spine. Front and rear endpaper gutters are grubby, otherwise pages are bright and clean. Dust jacket has a few small chips; surface biopredation along bottom edge of front panel; a few closed tears; light general soiling to rear panel; not price clipped ($1.00), the two books advertised on the rear panel are priced $1.50 and $1.00. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Four plates with illustrations by Herbert Heywood. 203 pp. 8 x 5.5 inches.
From Independence, Missouri, the boys trek overland with a wagon train to the Willamette Valley in Oregon Country. With their families, the boys make the difficult two thousand mile, three month journey, crossing desert, mountain passes, and wild rivers, encountering hostile Indians and, with courage and good nature, face death and disease along the way.
Brother Ernest Ryan (1897-1963), C.S.C., was a prolific author of juvenile literature. He founded the Dujarie Press at Notre Dame in 1945. Boys of the Covered Wagons was published while he was teaching at the University of Portland in Oregon. He was born John Dominic Ryan in Elyria, Ohio, and took his vows as a Brother of the Holy Cross in 1920.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Publisher: Binfords & Mort
Place: Portland, Oregon
Keywords: Dujarie Press, Ernest Ryan, Herbert Heywood, western, juvenile, young adult, YA, pioneer, westward, wagon train, overland, Oregon Trail,
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