Wagon Wheels

For Fun
7 points

In “Wagon Wheels” by Barbara Brenner, readers are immersed in the true tale of the Muldie family and their arduous journey westward after the end of the Civil War. Guided by the steadfast belief reminiscent of Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go,” the Muldie boys and their father set out for the promise of free land in Kansas. Along their trek, they encounter various trials, from the rugged terrain to the challenges of forging a new life in an unfamiliar territory. Yet, it’s their unwavering faith in God and the support of one another that propels them forward, demonstrating the strength of familial bonds and trust in divine providence.

Barbara Brenner’s narrative is a touching reflection on the resilience of the human spirit when fortified by faith. “Wagon Wheels” serves not just as a historical account, but as a timeless lesson for young readers about the power of perseverance, hope, and the grace of God. Through the Muldie family’s journey, youngsters are taught the significance of unity, determination, and the belief that with God’s guidance, any obstacle can be surmounted and any dream can be realized.

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