Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 144 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0 in
Published: September 1, 2002
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1551431998
ISBN - 13: 9781551431994
Read from the Book
Flame quivered beneath me, ready to fly off the moment I
"The mail''s been stopped one minute and twenty seconds," Uncle
Billy said. "That''s more than long enough."
He slapped Flame on the rump and the horse leaped forward as if
shot from a cannon. The sudden movement caught me off guard and for
one horrible second I thought my career as a Pony Express rider was
over before it started.
From the Publisher
In the late 1850s in and around Carson City, struggles between the Indians and the local whites are growing. During the struggles, Joselyn, a young orphan, meets Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute girl who becomes her friend and gives her some valuable advice. When Joselyn takes that advice and escapes from the Carson City Home for Unfortunate Children, she has no idea that her boy''s disguise and her love for and expertise with horses will lead her straight to the Pony Express. Joselyn becomes Jo and turns to a life that demands all her inner strength and resources. Then the meanest man on the route learns her secret and uses it to extract a promise that kept or broken could mean death.
From the Jacket
Joselyn is determined to escape from the Carson City Home for Unfortunate Girls. Disguised as a boy, she finds a job carrying the mail for the Pony Express. When the meanest man on the route learns that Jo is not who she appears to be, he uses her secret to extract a promise that, kept or broken, could mean death. Nikki Tate has been crazy about horses since before she spoke her first word, "horsie." Jo''s Triumph is Nikki''s tenth novel. Nikki lives with her daughter and many finned, furred and feathered creatures near Victoria, British Columbia.