Off Like the Wind! The First Ride of the Pony Express by Michael P. Spradlin
  

Off Like the Wind! The First Ride of the Pony Express

Written by Michael P. Spradlin
Illustrated by Layne Johnson

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Synopsis

Off Like the Wind! The First Ride of the Pony Express by Michael P. Spradlin

In 1860, the first Pony Express rider set out on a trail from Missouri to California. With him, he carried a special delivery?the first mail ever carried by hand to the West. Over the next eleven days, he and many other riders would endure harsh weather, dangerous animals, and more, but nothing would diminish their unflagging determination and courage.Meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated, Michael P. Spradlin and Layne Johnson's Off Like the Wind! brings to life an adventurous journey, full of suspense and excitement, that celebrates America's can-do attitude and pioneering spirit.

About the Author

MICHAEL P. SPRADLIN is the author of several books for children and teens, including Walker's Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen, Daniel Boone's Great Escape, and Off Like the Wind! The Story of the Pony Express, as well as the Youngest Templar series. He lives with his family in Michigan. www.michaelspradlin.com LAYNE JOHNSON has illustrated more than a dozen picture books for children, including Off Like the Wind! and the acclaimed Farmer George Plants a Nation. He lives in Texas. www.laynejohnson.com

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 5

Author

Michael P. Spradlin
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Author's Website

www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/...

Publisher

Walker & Co an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing USA
www.bloomsburyusa.com/

Publication date

5th April 2010

ISBN

9780802796523


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