by Neta Lohnes Frazier
Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Fraziers account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngstersone just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon. There, the Sagers settled into an ordinary life
until the day of an Indian massacre. The bravery of the Stouthearted Seven will amaze todays young readers.