Ride Like the Wind by Bernie Fuchs
A Tale of the Pony Express

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Award-winning artist Bernie Fuchs creates an exciting adventure about an orphan boy and his beloved horse as they ride the Pony Express.

Known for their courage, self confidence, speed, and willingness to face adversity, the riders of the Pony Express quickly became legendary heroes in their time. Now dramatic oil paintings by award winner Bernie Fuchs capture the spirit, strength, and stamina of one young rider, Johnny Free, as he and his beloved pony, JennySoo, set off at top speed. After racing with his Paiute friend, Little Grey Wolf, Johnny goes on to face unexpected danger--and only JennySoo can save his life.

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Bernie Fuchs was born in O'Fallon, Illinois on October 19, 1932. After high school, he worked in a machine shop. While there, he lost three fingers from his right hand in an accident, which ended his ambition of playing jazz trumpet. He received art training at Washington University in St. Louis and graduated in 1954. After college, he worked for a commercial art studio in Detroit and found success drawing the latest car models for magazines, brochures and billboards. He went on to work for businesses such as Coca-Cola and Seagram's as well as magazines including TV Guide, Look, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, and McCall's. Starting in the mid-1970's, he also had contracts to illustrate postage stamps and children's books. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1975. He died of esophageal cancer on September 17, 2009 at the age of 76.
Published March 1, 2004 by Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Having just embarked on his leg of the Pony Express, young rider Johnny Free is pursued by Paiute Indians and eventually rescued by his loyal horse in this compelling tale set in the Nevada desert.

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