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Janette's Winter

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 12



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 13, Nums 1 & 2, Sept & Oct 1985

Story Summary

In 1849, during their trip to Oregon, Janette is left to fend for herself in a lonely Montana valley when her father and brothers don't return from a hunting expedition. Armed with only the contents of their Conestoga wagon and her pluck, Jeanette survives the winter when she is rescued by a band of friendly Indian braves and reunited with her people. Based on a true story.