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The Wild Year: Joshua's Diary, Book Three is the fifteenth book in Scholastic's My America. It is the third and final book in about Joshua McCullough. The book was written by Patricia Hermes and was published in August 2003. It was preceded by A Perfect Place.


"For Michael Paul Nastu"

Book description[]

"Willamette Valley, Oregon, 1849
Joshua's story continues...

In Book One, Joshua and his family leave home and start their adventures along the Oregon Trail.
In Book Two, the McCulloughs begin their lives in Oregon, as they look for a place to settle.
Now, Joshua awaits the promise of spring. As his father gets involved in local politics, Joshua continues to look for adventure and hopes to go to school.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of characters in Joshua's Diaries


Main article: Patricia Hermes

Patricia Hermes was an award-winning American children's author who penned over fifty books. She wrote six books in the My America series, including Westward to Home, A Perfect Place, Our Strange New Land, The Starving Time and Season of Promise.


  • The portrait on the cover was illustrated by Glenn Harrington, whom illustrated several My America books.[2]


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