This book tells a story of best friends that get split up during World War II as they struggle to stay out of the Nazi concentration camps.
Eleven-year-old Elinore Frey and her older sister, Phoebe, share their experiences in letters as they both adjust to new lives in the West, Elinore in California, and Phoebe on the plains of the Nebraska Territory.
The Great Depression forces a brother and sister to live with their hated cousins on a farm in North Dakota when their father loses his job.
Paul, a young immigrant, has traveled to the prairie to work for his uncle but instead finds a family with Fern and Roy.
Fern and Roy must leave their mother in Denver to spend the summer with their Gran and Paw in the Rocky Mountains.
In a series of journal entries, a boy in Denmark recounts the role he and his friends played in the Resistance and reflects on being Jewish during World War II
The Baldwin family decides that they could make a better life for themselves in Oregon. This is the story of their journey to Rainbow Valley. Thirteen-year-old Cotton becomes responsible for seeing his family safely across country to Oregon where they will join his father.