Elementary School Kids and Anyone Who Wants to Laugh
For two whole weeks, the entire 5th-grade pairs off into pretend couples venturing along the Oregon Trail in make-believe wagon trains. Dinah, the tallest girl in fifth grade, is less than thrilled when she is forced to “marry” Orin, the shortest boy, but they have no choice.
Join Dinah and Orin and the rest of Wagon Train Seven in this hilarious tail as they journey out west.
This was one of my favorite books on cassette. I found it in Ohio as a child, and whenever I would visit my family there, I would get it from the library. I know any kids reading this will ask, “What’s a cassette?” It was what people used to listen to music and books before CDs and downloading audiobooks off the Internet. As someone who grew up with books on cassette, I have to admit that downloading audiobooks is so much easier.
Every kid can relate to participating in a ‘fun’ school project. And the projects are always something dumb. Square dancing, for example. This honestly feels like something a school would make children do, trying to make learning ‘fun’ in a ridiculous and not fun at all way.
The thing you should know about this story is that there is a hole in the plot you can drive a truck through. It’s pretty much a nonsense story, but the hilarious dialogue between the children makes up for it.
I don’t know if an audiobook version is available anywhere. But if anyone reading this happens to find one, please let me know. The way that the narrator read the story somehow made it even funnier.