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Alice Ramsey's Great Adventure

by Don Brown

A traveling book about an adventurous young woman, Alice Ramsay, who drives across the country in 1909. Despite facing natural and manmade obstacles - including poor roads and a lack of traffic signs - Alice's westward voyage ends triumphantly in San Francisco, making this a charming tale of a girl and a nation in transition.  

  • Topic
  • Age Groups Preschool, Early Elementary: K-3
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • Awards Caldecott Medal, Golden Kite Award, Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1997, Boston, MA
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Award Key

Caldecott Medal
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Newberry Medal
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Coretta Scott King Award
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
Golden Kite Award
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.


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