Verla Kay Rough, Tough Charley

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Rough, Tough Charley

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9781582461847: Rough, Tough Charley

Charley was rough.
Charley was tough.
Charley wore fancy blue gloves.

Charley Parkhurst always was more comfortable around horses than around humans. One of the most respected stagecoach drivers in the old West, Charley also kept one of the biggest secrets anyone could keep.

Now, through thrilling paintings and Verla Kay’s signature cryptic rhyme, readers are invited to explore an amazing real life, lived without limits.

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* From stablehand to stagecoach driver, land owner to voter, Charley Parkhurst lived a life without limits. * Biographical information and timeline of Charley Parkhurst's life included. * Charley Parkhurst voted for president nearly 50 years before women won the right to vote in California. * Engaging supplement to American History and women's suffrage curricula. * Visual and descriptive insight into 19th-century West.

About the Author:

Author Verla Kay writes historical picturebooks in a special kind of poetry she calls "cryptic rhyme."This is her eighth book for children, two of which have been named Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People by the Children’s Book Council, and many of which have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and others. She and her husband, Terry, live in a little farming town in eastern Washington.

Adam Gustavson spent a whole lot of time doing research for this book, visiting horse farms and snuggling in with a stack of Old West books he’s had since second grade. He is a professional illustrator living in New Jersey with his wife, two sons, and an acute horse allergy. This is his eleventh book for children.

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