Book Summary

This book is about a Boy named Aiden Lynch who lives in the Kansas plains during the Cival War and loses his family due to illness and wildfire, except for one of his sisters, Maddy. They run out of food at the begining of winter and survive off of things they find around their former farm. They are almost about to die from starvation when Jefferson J. Jackson rides up at their farm recriuting people to go out west on his wagon train to become loggers. They go and are saved from their starvation, but are faced with many other challenges before the few that make it to the west coast get there.