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Life on the Pony Express
Yancey, Diane.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
108 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.6 7.0 51560.
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Home Location
Central Library HE6375.P65 Y36 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Author Notes

Diane Yancey writes about the strange, little-known facts of history for nonfiction young adult books. She has written The Hunt for Hidden Killers: Ten Cases of Medical Mystery and Camels for Uncle Sam, which received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-The freighting company of Russell, Majors and Waddell promoted, organized, and administered the Pony Express that took off on April 3, 1860, to carry the mail between St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA, in 10 days. It was an expensive undertaking. Chapters describe all aspects of the process: the company, the relay system, the riders, their clothing, the saddle, and the mail pouch, as well as conditions of the ride, food, life at the stations, dangers along the route, Native Americans, and why the enterprise failed. Each chapter includes boxed supplemental information from contemporary accounts, such as Mark Twain's observations of express stations in Roughing It, or from secondary sources. The text is richly flavored with quotes as well. Attractive black-and-white photographs and reproductions illustrate the text. This volume provides a thrilling ride.-Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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