A Heart for Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845

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Ooligan Press
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247
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.6 inches | 0.7 pounds
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English
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Paperback
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9781932010268

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About the Author
The approach I take with my writing is to have my work reflect real life, and yet be shaped into the best story possible. I feel that a powerful piece of fiction can often convey an emotional truth more compellingly than a strictly factual version."--Linda Crew Linda Crew is a recipient of the IRA Children's Book Award and the Golden Kite Award, and her books have been named ALA Notables as well as ALA Best Books. Linda Crew didn't always have to be a writer. In fact, while attending junior high school in the early sixties, this award-winning author wanted to be a folksinger. By high school, when it bad become apparent to her that she really couldn't sing, she decided to become an actress. Then, at the University of Oregon, her theatrical ambitions evaporated. At her mother's suggestion, Crew switched her major to journalism--and loved it. Crew's training was in journalism"The approach I take with my writing is to have my work reflect real life, and yet be shaped into the best story possible. I feel that a powerful piece of fiction can often convey an emotional truth more compellingly than a strictly factual version."--Linda Crew Linda Crew is a recipient of the IRA Children's Book Award and the Golden Kite Award, and her books have been named ALA Notables as well as ALA Best Books. Linda Crew didn't always have to be a writer. In fact, while attending junior high school in the early sixties, this award-winning author wanted to be a folksinger. By high school, when it bad become apparent to her that she really couldn't sing, she decided to become an actress. Then, at the University of Oregon, her theatrical ambitions evaporated. At her mother's suggestion, Crew switched her major to journalism--and loved it. Crew's training was in journalism--interviewing, researching, and marketing--and she was encouraged to present the facts accurately and without fuss. But her assignments always ended up full of dialogue and she "had this compelling urge to make a story just a little better than the way it happened." Thus, her talent for writing fiction was born. After college, Linda Crew married her husband Herb and settled on a farm in her home state of Oregon, where the couple still resides today with their three children. Crew leads a full, busy life and admits, "It's difficult sometimes to carve out the time for writing with so many other demands, but it's important for me to do some living. After all, what could a person possibly write about if she spent all day closeted in front of her computer?" Book List Long Time PassingChildren of the RiverAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsAn IRA Children's Book AwardA Golden Kite AwardNew York Public Library Books for the Teen Age Fire on the WindMaine Student Book Award Master List 1996-1997Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List 1996-1997 Nekomah CreekAn ALA Notable Children's Book Nekomah Creek ChristmasAuthor Fun Facts Previous jobs: Florist, mail carrier, visitor center receptionist for the Forest Service at Cape Perpetua Pets: One lively black cat named Goblin Favorite . . . . . .hobbies? I like theater. I enjoy working with dried flowers, also sewing, especially creative things like doll clothes and costumes. I am notorious in my house for going overboard on costumes! . . . foods? chocolate! . . . clothes to wear? jeans or long dresses . . . colors? green, of course! I'm an Oregonian. . . . books? good children's books

Jennifer Armstrong is the author of over fifty books for children from kindergarten through high school. Best known for writing historical fiction, she has also been successful in creating picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult novels, and nonfiction. Armstrong is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Many of her books have been designated as Notable Books by the American Library Association and the International Reading Association.