They're Off!: The Story of the Pony Express

Cheryl Harness (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
July 01, 2002
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.48 X 0.13 X 10.84 inches | 0.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780689851216

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About the Author

Cheryl Harness lives in Independence, Missouri. As an author and illustrator, she is known for her engaging approach to history, seen in such books as Our Colonial Year; Mary Walker Wears the Pants; Young Abe Lincoln; George Washington; Spymaster; Three Young Pilgrims, Ghosts of the White House; and Remember the Ladies.