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by Michael P. Spradlin

eBook Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express ePub
Author: Michael P. Spradlin
Language: English
ISBN: 0802796524
ISBN13: 978-0802796523
Publisher: Walker Childrens (February 16, 2010)
Pages: 40
Category: History
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 348
Formats: lit doc lrf azw
ePub file: 1500 kb
Fb2 file: 1409 kb

Travel with the first Pony Express riders through the dramatic and dangerous Wild West in a celebration of. .

Travel with the first Pony Express riders through the dramatic and dangerous Wild West in a celebration of America’s finest frontiersmen! 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.

In 1860, the first Pony Express rider set out on a trail from Missouri to California MICHAEL P. SPRADLIN is the author of several books for children and teens, including Walker's Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen and Daniel Boone's Great Escape, as well.

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. MICHAEL P. SPRADLIN is the author of several books for children and teens, including Walker's Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen and Daniel Boone's Great Escape, as well as the Youngest Templar series with Putnam. He lives with his family in Lapeer, Michigan. LAYNE JOHNSON has illustrated more than a dozen picture books for children, including the acclaimed Farmer George Plants a Nation.

Off Like the Wind! book. Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express. by. Spradlin, Layne Johnson (Goodreads Author) (Illustrator). In 1860, the first Pony Express rider set out on a trail from Missouri to California.

Michael P. Spradlin is the New York Times Bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author of the Spy Goddess series, The Youngest Templar series, as well as several works . Off like the Wind: The Story of the Pony Express. Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen. Spradlin is the New York Times Bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author of the Spy Goddess series, The Youngest Templar series, as well as several works of historical fiction, including the Western Heritage Award winning Off like the Wind: The Story of the Pony Express. He currently resides in Lapeer, Michigan with his wife, daughter, and two schnoodles Apollo and Willow. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Zombies: A Book Of Zombie Christmas Carols.

The First Ride of the Pony Express. by Michael P. Spradlin. 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.

Off like the wind! The First Ride of the Pony Express

Off like the wind! The First Ride of the Pony Express. Spradlin & illustrated by Layne Johnson.

Off Like the Wind: the First Ride of the Pony Express by Michael Spradlin, 2010. Patron-generated content represents the views and interpretations of the patron, not necessarily those of The New York Public Library. I like the energy and sense of urgency that is apparent in the illustrations. Of course, I love horses, so this book was definitely for me! Books on the Pony Express. Michael Spradlin's web site. View all posts by Miranda McDermott.

Home Michael P. Spradlin Off Like the Wind! . Published by Walker Childrens, 2006. Spradlin Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express b.Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express by Spradlin, Michael P. (2010) Hardcover. Condition: Good Hardcover. From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, . Price: US$ 9. 5 Convert Currency.

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.

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A wonderful gift for my grandson! It came very promptly.
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I bought Off Like the Wind for my grandsons for next Christmas. It is a wonderful book, the story very well written for 7-10 year olds, and the art work is beautiful! I love stories of the old west myself and thought this was an exceptional book. One that I would love to have in my personal collection.
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There was danger to be found along the lengthy route, but there was also money to be made. At "five dollars per half ounce," many people were willing to pay the price because some had not heard from their families for months and in some instances for years. In frontier days, most letters had been traveling by ship to California, but the journey was sometimes treacherous and took months. William H. Russell, Alexander Majors, and William B. Waddell put their entrepreneurial heads together and came up with a possible solution. They believed that the mail could be delivered quickly by carefully charting a route to the West, purchasing ponies and enlisting riders. After snagging a government contract and they would be in business.

This venture soon became known as the Pony Express. The riders were pumped, the mail was ready, the stations were set up and they were ready to go. The first day began in St. Joseph Missouri on April 3, 1860. Johnny Fry was the first man in history to mount a pony with his mail pouch, a pouch that eventually would make its way to Sacramento, California on the back of a pony. These "small locked pouches called `mochilas'" would see a lot of excitement along their eleven-day journey. There were storms, "nervous buffalo" herds to avoid, marauding Indians, wolf packs, skittish ponies, and difficult terrain to travel. In this book you will read about these brave riders and their exciting historical journey to deliver the mail in record time.

This was a mesmerizing and exciting look at the first Pony Express riders and their historical first journey. If the reader looks carefully at the fantastic artwork when reading the story, he or she can almost feel the excitement of the trip. I loved the "cowboy" art because it captures a slice of Americana and the old West perfectly. The end pages have a timeline, an illustrated map of the route and one of a mochila. The author's note sheds more light on the history of the Pony express, a note that could provide a stepping stone to a student's report. There are also additional recommended book and website resources for the young reader to consider. This book provides a nice historical slice of the old West you might want to take a look at!
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