Adventure (fiction), 2,039 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 800L
Adventure in Bear Valley recounts the adventures of a pioneer girl and her brother as they brave the new land out west. On their perilous journey to California, their parents die and a young pioneering couple take them in. Emily and Jess trust the Hutchinsons but rely on each other to make it through each day. An encounter with a wild bear changes everything, bringing them all closer. Illustrations support the text.
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