Long Ride Home by Susan K. Marlow

A six-week unit study for Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home. Covers vocabulary, comprehension and “digging deeper” questions as well as writing skills. Also explores topics related to the 1880s ranching in California:

  • Geography
  • Caring for a horse
  • Measuring a horse
  • A horse’s coloring
  • Cowboy’s Ten Commandments
  • Characters, setting, story problem, plot, and solution
  • And more!

Middle grade (ages 9-13)

Theme: friendship, accepting others

Classic comparison: Little House meets Bonanza