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: 20
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
Booker T. Washington Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender : The True Story of a Civil War Spy Flight of the Union Mars Cracking the Wall : The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine Give Me Liberty : The Story of the Declaration of Independence Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks Monitor : The Iron Warship That Changed the World Keep On! : The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole Mesmerized : How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France Giant Rat of Sumatra : Or Pirates Galore Gabriel's Journey Long Way to a New Land Martha Washington John Adams Speaks for Freedom Sugar Teammates Drinking Gourd : A Story of the Underground Railroad Lives : Poems About Famous Americans Wired