Remember Me

They're Off! : The Story of the Pony Express
Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8 
1 v. (unpaged)  
Retail $7.99

In Cart: 0
Available: 25
ISBN 9780689851216
Publisher Summary
Relates the history of the Pony Express from when it began to carry messages across the American West in April 1860 until the telegraph replaced it in October 1861.

In 1860, with North and South about to be divided by war, East and West were united through an extraordinary venture -- the Pony Express. Over the course of ten days in April, eighty riders and five hundred horses delivered mail between California and Missouri -- a mission that took three weeks by stagecoach.

Although it existed for only a year and a half, the Pony Express remains a legendary chapter in American history and a symbol of the bold, adventurous character of the Old West. The spirit of the brave riders and their ponies is captured perfectly in Cheryl Harness's lively, brightly illustrated, and information-filled account.
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Will and Orv Secrets of Greymoor Mackinac Bridge : The Five Mile Poem Washington's War Wheat Doll, the Abe Lincoln : The Boy Who Loved Books From Slave to Soldier : Based on a True Civil War Story Monitor : The Iron Warship That Changed the World Keep On! : The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole Flight of the Union 14 Cows for America Wilma Rudolph Gold Fever! : Tales from the California Gold Rush Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express Piece = Part = Portion : Fractions = Decimals = Percents Three Young Pilgrims Gabriel's Journey Johnny Appleseed : The Legend and the Truth Lily Cupboard/a Story of the Holocaust Rags Hero Dog of WWI