“I write for the kid in me. . . . Often when I’m working on a story, I’II find myself laughing at something my characters have done, or even being surprised at where they’ve taken the story. It’s as if they have a life all their own. What I do is create them and then let them go on to entertain me. . . .”—Elvira Woodruff
Elvira Woodruff is the author of over a dozen children’s books and the recipient of several child-voted state awards.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Well-known for her popular children’s stories, author Elvira Woodruff had a long route to becoming... Read More
In 1851, 12-year-old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California. As he makes his way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing life on the rugged Overland Trail. Extensively researched, with episodes based on true incidents, "the epistolary format and character development offer solid reading."--Booklist