Riding by Starlight: A Matty Trescott Novel

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Fifteen-year old Henry Trescott is concerned about the drought that is destroying his family's farm, so he leaves home to become a Pony Express Rider. A good rider can make $25 a week, and Henry is sure he can earn enough to save the farm in a few weeks.  It is almost a year before Henry is able to return home, but he makes new friends, including (Buffalo) Bill Cody, and comes of age in a rough and dangerous world.

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  Riding by Starlight is the story of Henry Trescott's adventures. The story idea was suggested to us by one of our friends, Judy Cowell, a middle school teacher who has been a great supporter of our books. After reading Blue Creek Farm, Judy commented that Henry was such an interesting character that he needed his own story. When we wanted to write a fourth book, it seemed that Henry's story was a natural.

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"The dialogue and the conversations between Henry and Bill bring you right back in time to the wild, wild West, explain the demands of the Pony Express, and make you want to read the book to the very end."
Griffin Meehan, 6th grade student, Central School, Simsbury CT

"Riding by Starlight represents a brilliant effort to captivate the reader and successfully recreate the excitement, true spirit of adventure, and friendship during the 1800's westward expansion. Wonderful, informative, and entertaining!"
Wayne Ryznar, 6th grade teacher, Central School, Simsbury CT

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