Every pioneer girl should have a cat she takes with her on the Oregon Trail.
Nine-year-old Kate Purdy is traveling from Missouri to Oregon by wagon train, and she’s worried. She isn’t worried about how long the trip will be or the hardships she’ll have to suffer. She’s worried about Snuggs—the pretty little cat who took a shine to her and decided to come along for the ride, even though there are no pets allowed on the wagon train. So no matter what happens, Snuggs the cat has to stay a secret!
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About the Author
William H. Hooks was born and raised on a farm in North Carolina, where his great-grandmother told him many stories about relatives who had pulled up stakes and headed west in horse-drawn wagons. These stories were part of his inspiration for Pioneer Cat. He has written more than 40 other books for children, including magical picture books such as The Legend of the Christmas Rose and The Mighty Santa Fe.
Charles M. Robinson III is a native of Texas and graduate of St. Edward's University and the University of Texas–Pan American. He is the author of several books on the Old West, including A Good Year to Die. He won the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award in 1993. Robinson lives in San Benito, Texas.