The Donner Dinner Party

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   Have you ever heard of the Donner Party? If you haven’t, you’ll probably want to read The Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale on an empty stomach.
 

   Have you ever heard of the Donner Party? If you haven’t, you’ll probably want to read The Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale on an empty stomach.
 

 

   In 1776 a British military officer and a hangman are about to hang Captain Nathan Hale, the infamous spy, for treason. There’s one problem… They need an audience to hang him. While they’re waiting Nathan Hale , a surprisingly good story teller, tells a tale, a tale about the Donners.

 

 

   The Donners are a typical family of the 1840s, complete with an older daughter, younger daughter, a middle son, a mother, and a father. They are tired of Springfield, Illinois, so they decide to move to California where free land is being offered by the government. You follow the Donners and their wagon train through rough terrain and hundreds of miles of endless obstacles such as hostile Native Americans and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You’ll have to find out who survives and who doesn’t. The gross part… well, you’ll find out about that later in the story.
   

 

   With the combination of a history book and a graphic novel, this novel is perfect for a student who doesn’t want to read a boring textbook on early America. Also, it would be a good fit for anybody wanting to know a piece of U.S. history.
   

 

   Find out why the cooks in your school cafeteria could make something much better than what the Donners ate in this suspenseful tale.