This was how America communicated in the dangerous days of the Wild West: by a courier service demanding daring dashes through the badlands. The Pony Express was a long, tortuous gauntlet for the brave riders who dared to deliver. Riding with the Mail: The Story of the Pony Express is an amazing-but-true American adventure story. Read of the risks riders ran, from snakebites to bandits, and discover the historic changes that made this famous trail obsolete.
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Gare Thompson has long been involved with children’s books as an author and editor. He has written several of National Geographic’s Science Chapters and History Chapters, including Riding with the Mail: The Story of the Pony Express, Roald Amundsen and… More about Gare Thompson
Hardcover | $17.90
Published by National Geographic Children’s Books Oct 09, 2007| 48 Pages| 5-1/8 x 7-5/8| 6-9 years| ISBN 9781426301926