|About the Book|
Twelve-year-olds Will and Jess Brantcourt are a twin brother and sister travelling west with their family to California in 1849. Because of their fathers stubborness, the Brantcourts end up being separated in the desert from the rest of the wagon train. Now their wagon has broken down and their father is seriously ill, and the family is unable to continue. Now Will and Jess are the only ones that can save their family from death. So the determined twins set off across the desolate, dry, and unforgiving deserts of Death Valley. The valley threatens to live up to its name every moment of Will and Jesss desperate journey to find help as they encounter heat, thirst, hunger, and dangerous creatures. But theyre determined to carry on and not give up, because their family is counting on them. An exciting historical adventure for middle grade readers that can be enjoyed by both boys and girls.