Hog Music ePUB Ê Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Hog Music
  • M.C. Helldorfer
  • English
  • 08 June 2018
  • 0670871826

10 thoughts on “Hog Music

  1. (NS) Panagiota Angelos (NS) Panagiota Angelos says:

    Hog Music is a story that takes place in the early 19th century The author s inspirations for this story were memoirs and letters from women describing their experiences traveling the National Public Road In the story, Lucy and her parents travel to Illinois in their Conestoga wagon to set up a new home and farm They leave behind Aunt Liza who refuses to join them because she believes there is nothing but hog music out there As Lucy s birthday approaches, Aunt Liza purchases a straw hat an Hog Music is a story that takes place in the early 19th century The author s inspirations for this story were memoirs and letters from women describing their experiences traveling the National Public Road In the story, Lucy and her parents travel to Illinois in their Conestoga wagon to set up a new home and farm They leave behind Aunt Liza who refuses to join them because she believes there is nothing but hog music out there As Lucy s birthday approaches, Aunt Liza purchases a straw hat and sends it in a wooden box with her friend who is headed out west The trip is bumpy and dangerous and as a result the gift falls out of the stagecoach However a gentleman finds the gift and overnight his goat nibbles on the hat Now feeling guilty, the gentleman adds a special gift and hands it off to a wagoner The journey to reach Lucy continues, but once again the hatbox manages to fall out, but someone manages to find it and adds a gift This happens several times Finally the box reaches Lucy and she finds a box full of gifts She sends a thank you letter to her Aunt Liza who is confused when Lucy thanks her for the numerous gifts When Lucy informs her Aunt that she only has only one hog and only wind music in Illinois, her Aunt changes her tune and comes to visit Lucy.I enjoyed following the adventures of the wooden box The author does a wonderful job keeping the reader on the edge of their seat waiting to find out if Lucy would ever receive her gift In addition, the dangers of the journey westward are clearly conveyed to the reader For example the author writes, The stagecoach headed west and up and down and left and right It leaped over rocks and dropped into ruts and swerved around stumps This book allows for the students to go on a journey out west and experience another time period Also, teachers can have fun making predictions with who will find the box next, what might they add to the box, and who will continue the delivery It would be interesting to ask students what they would put in the box for Lucy A great book, with illustrations all students will enjoy , for early elementary grades K 3 students to explore early nineteenth century transportation and life


  2. Peacegal Peacegal says:

    A humorous historical tale about a gift that passes through many hands before meeting its intended recipient Veg n parents note The National Road was used for many purposes, including the driving of animals to slaughter This story includes a pig farmer who is herding his pigs to market.


  3. Catherine Catherine says:

    So cute I teared up at the end


  4. Mely Mely says:

    funny, silly, and touching all at the same time.


  5. Jenn Jenn says:

    This book is about the travels that a package takes when Aunt Liza mails it to Lucy The box travels from person to person along the wagon trail Each person adds their own little gift to the box that originally started off with just a straw hat Lucy missed her Aunt and when she got the gift, she wrote a letter to her Aunt to thank her The letter convinces Aunt Liza to take the trip for herself and give Lucy the best gift ever, herself.The story has a definite plot The setting changes all alo This book is about the travels that a package takes when Aunt Liza mails it to Lucy The box travels from person to person along the wagon trail Each person adds their own little gift to the box that originally started off with just a straw hat Lucy missed her Aunt and when she got the gift, she wrote a letter to her Aunt to thank her The letter convinces Aunt Liza to take the trip for herself and give Lucy the best gift ever, herself.The story has a definite plot The setting changes all along throughout the story as the gift travels to Lucy in Illinois The characterization could have been a little stronger, but each character is described in enough detail that the reader can figure out who they are There is an outside omniscient narrator who tells the story The author definitely brings the setting to life by explaining just how many different modes of transportation took place on the wagon trails across the United States The characters are very believable for the time period that they are from and they behave in a way that is fitting to the time period There is not major conflict in the story but the minor conflicts that arise are definitely plausible for the time period that the book is written about The theme is still relevant for readers today and young readers can see that it fits in our world today.Overall, I feel that this was a cute story I learned about the wagon trails when I was in elementary school, but I never really paid attention, but this story helped me piece all of the history back together in a way that was very easy I feel that this would be a good piece of fiction to use with students when discussing wagon trails and transportation of the past


  6. A_Leticia A_Leticia says:

    This picture book is great in representing how life during the nineteenth century developed A young girl, Lucy, and her family travel from Maryland to Illinois Along the way, we encounter several travelers moving west along what becomes the National Road that assist in delivering a special gift to Lucy for her birthday from her great Aunt Liza back in Maryland When Lucy receives her gift, she is so surprised to see all that has become of that special gift The setting of this story most defin This picture book is great in representing how life during the nineteenth century developed A young girl, Lucy, and her family travel from Maryland to Illinois Along the way, we encounter several travelers moving west along what becomes the National Road that assist in delivering a special gift to Lucy for her birthday from her great Aunt Liza back in Maryland When Lucy receives her gift, she is so surprised to see all that has become of that special gift The setting of this story most definitely takes the reader back to the era in which it occurred The pictures support the text in the plot as it describes how travelers traveled during the nineteenth century therefore, answering the question of how would people get around before the construction of the National Road The themes of family and community are depicted within the story I really enjoyed this picture book, especially the surprise ending


  7. Kelley Kelley says:

    I would use this book in my future classroom because it is a great example of historical fiction It teaches its readers about the way mail use to be delivered to people I think the storyline is really cute and the characters are relate able to its readers I think it would be cool if mail still traveled this way, it would make getting mail an adventure It is a fun way to learn about history


  8. Laura Laura says:

    A story about the old roads and the way we used to get things to each other I love that everyone in the story is so ready to get the package to the right person I love that they all add their own piece of themselves This road is the road that Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln traveled Coaches, carriages and walking were how people traveled Neat to think about.


  9. Jen Jen says:

    I enjoyed this story as much as the kids did Set in horse carriage days, a little girl moves away from her aunt Her aunt sends a bday present, and the present has such an adventure along the way The illustrations are WONDERFUL Very realistic animals, and the back has a full index of the animal specifics 30 some different breeds of chickens alone.


  10. Heloyce Heloyce says:

    We may complain about the mail but sending a birthday gift some distance away early in the 19th century took some doing The adventures of this gift along the National Public Road, prompted the giver to enjoy similar adventures for herself.


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Hog Music❮Download❯ ➶ Hog Music Author M.C. Helldorfer – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A touching and funny tale about Lucy and her family s journey west to a new life in Illinois Great Aunt Liza is sending Lucy a birthday gift in a wooden box But when she gives it to her friend to take A touching and funny tale about Lucy and her family s journey west to a new life in Illinois Great Aunt Liza is sending Lucy a birthday gift in a wooden box But when she gives it to her friend to take west to Lucy by mail coach, the adventure begins The box eventually makes its way out west but not before passing through the hands of many unusual characters who all contribute something unique to the box.


About the Author: M.C. Helldorfer

Mary Claire Helldorfer has written numerous books for children and young adults She lives in Balti, MDShe also writes under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Chandler.