Riding the Pony Express by Clyde Robert Bulla (1948)

pony.jpgIn a day when you can call or text just about anyone on the planet instantaneously, it’s fascinating to remember that back in 1860-1861 the fastest delivery service on the planet was the Pony Express.  In an effort to connect California with the East Coast, stations were set up across the country in 10 mile increments.  For the first time in history, a letter could cross the entire United States in just TEN DAYS.

Riding the Pony Express introduces this bygone era to young, modern readers.  Dick (the son of a Pony Express Rider), Katy (the daughter of a Pony Express station master) and Little Bear (a Native American boy) all find themselves caught up in the most exciting invention of their time and discover they can help keep get the mail delivered.

Riding the Pony Express was the first novel published by the well-loved author, Clyde Robert Bulla.

Early Grade Reading Level (many illustrations), 95 pages, Published 1948.

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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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