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Short Synopsis
A wooden doll recalls the hope with which a group of pioneers begins their journey and the ordeals they face as they travel from Springfield, Illinois, to California, in the winter of 1846.

Full Synopsis
In the winter of 1846, the Donner Party was stranded by heavy snows in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The pioneers endured bitter hardships and many of them died. But some survived, including eight-year-old Patty Reed, a girl filled with dignity and determination in the face of mortal danger. This is her story, as told by Dolly, the wooden doll she kept hidden in her dress.

Patty Reed's Doll

The Story of the Donner Party

Author Rachel K. Laurgaard

Narrated by Amanda Dolan

Publication date Oct 31, 2023

Running time 3 hrs

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