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Matt Edgars hungers for adventure. The Pony Express is the answer to his dreams. Riding fast, riding far, he brings the mail to settlers scattered across the Nevada and Utah deserts. Matt can handle the punishing sun and the poisonous rattlesnakes, but he's worried about rumors of a war with the Paiute nation. Then someone begins setting the Express stations on fire. Are these the last days for the young riders?
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Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She likes rainy days and thunderstorms. She also likes exploring haunted houses and playing Mad Libs. She teaches English in Madison, Wisconsin, where she lives with her cat, Yossarian.Review:
Stone Arch Books pulls through for struggling, reluctant and ELL readers again with this high-interest historical fiction series. The format combines large-type, controlled vocabulary text and graphic-novel type illustrations that help readers comprehend --Pennsylvania Schools
These historical fiction books are an interesting blend of text and graphic novels. Each chapter is written from the main characters point of view. The illustrations are colorful and descriptive but without too much gore or violence. The text is captivat --Library Media Connection
In this high-interest, low-reading level story, teenager Matt Edgars joins the Pony Express in Nevada. He must deal with all of the hardships faced by early riders, including rattlesnakes, attacks from the Paiute Indians, fires, and evil men who are deter --Pennsylvania School
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Book Description Stone Arch Books, 2007. Condition: New. Ned Woodman (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1598893122