When the Pony Express came along, it cut the time it took to send a letter across the country in half. But only a year and a half later, with the arrival of transcontinental telegraph lines, it was put right out of business.Along with a family's story told through cross country letters, Verla Kay uses her trademark short, rhythmic verse to pack in loads of information about how the Pony Express ca...
Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
Lexile Measure: AD460L
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (May 13, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1783993
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Benjamin Franklin made many important contributions to society, including improved organization of the colonies' postal service when he assumed the role of the first Postmaster General. Even then, mail delivery by wagon took a long time, and the int...
d why it didn't last. And Barry and Kim Root's gorgeous illustrations help bring this fascinating, fleeting bit of history to new life.