Cora Frear: True Stories from America’s Past

When Cora goes out on a house call with her father, a frontier doctor, she gets more excitement than she bargained for. A prairie fire galloping toward them, with no escape in sight!

Cora Frear was a real pioneer girl, growing up on the prairie at the end of the nineteenth century. Her true story is as exciting as any novel–and, only the first adventure in the Brave Kids series.


    Used in the Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum

Goodman’s straightforward style calls to mind the work of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and provides the action that beginning chapter-book readers require…a great stepping stone for readers not quite ready for the “Dear America” or “My Name Is America” series. -School Library Journal


The type of fire Cora and her father encountered was not unusual in tall grass prairies.  Once dry grass began to burn, fires swept the prairie in a solid wall, sometimes 20 feet high.  They usually kept going until they reached a river they couldn’t cross, and then died out.