GEORGE THE HANDCART BOY by Howard Driggs

GEORGE THE HANDCART BOY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fictionalization of a true story of a Mormon trek to Utah in 1857. It has to do with the Harrison family of Manchester, England, and in particular their young son George who in later years established ""Harrison House"" a hotel of some regional fame near Springville in the Wasatch Mountains where they settled. Along with other settlers the Harrisons were too poor to afford Conestoga wagons, and had to travel with tricky, inconvenient handcarts. Further difficulties included waiting for supplies, cold weather, semi-starvation and George's decision to winter with a band of Indians to lighten the meal load and to return to his family in spring. But in spite of exciting events, there is a quality of the case history about this that will limit its appeal chiefly to interest in Mormon background.

Publisher: Aladdin