Pony Express! by Steven Kroll

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The story of the first Pony Express ride captures the spirit of the California Gold Rush and places the modern mail service in an entirely new perspective with a mini-museum of the Post Office that details pre-Pony Express activities.
 

About Steven Kroll

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Steven Kroll was born in 1941 and grew up in New York City. As a child, Kroll studied sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. He was appointed editor of his high school literary journal, and there discovered an interest in and talent for writing. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in American History and Literature in 1962, he worked as an editor of books for adults in London, England, and New York City. In the early 1970s, a children's book editor urged him to try his hand at writing for children, and Kroll reluctantly began what would become his career. He published his first picture book, Is Milton Missing?, in 1975. Kroll is now the author of more than ninety picture books, chapter books, and young adult novels including The Biggest Pumpkin Ever; Jungle Bullies; Sweet America; and When I Dream of Heaven. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, and Japanese. Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including "By the Dawn's Early Light: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner" by Steven Kroll, which was named an ABA Kids' Pick of the Lists and a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; "A Quiet Place" by Douglas Wood; and "Sailor Boy Jig" by Margaret Wise Brown. He has also authored several picture books, including "With a Little Help from Daddy" and "A Special Day for Mommy". Dan lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.
 
Published June 1, 2000 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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For 18 months during the 1860s the Pony Express delivered the mail between Missouri and California, its riders keeping to a grueling schedule, facing Indian attacks and inclement weather. Kroll and An

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For 18 months during the 1860s the Pony Express delivered the mail between Missouri and California, its riders keeping to a grueling schedule, facing Indian attacks and inclement weather.

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According to PW, this picture book ""dramatically captures the pioneer spirit of the forerunner of the modern postal service while providing an enticing glimpse of American history."" Ages 7-10.

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