Whatever Happened To The Pony Express? by Verla KayWhatever Happened To The Pony Express? by Verla Kay

Whatever Happened To The Pony Express?

byVerla KayIllustratorBarry Root, Kimberly Bulcken Root

Hardcover | May 13, 2010

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When the Pony Express came along, it cut the time it took to send a letter across the country in half. But only a year and a half later, with the arrival of transcontinental telegraph lines, it was put right out of business.

Along with a family's story told through cross country letters, Verla Kay uses her trademark short, rhythmic verse to pack in loads of information about how the Pony Express came to be and why it didn't last. And Barry and Kim Root's gorgeous illustrations help bring this fascinating, fleeting bit of history to new life.

Verla Kay is a native Californian who grew up in the sleepy little town of Watsonville. Located right next to the surfing town of Santa Cruz, it nestles between San Francisco and Monterey Bays and enjoys some of the most beautiful scenery and weather in the world. She now resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains with her...
Title:Whatever Happened To The Pony Express?Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.25 × 10.13 × 0.38 inPublished:May 13, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399244832

ISBN - 13:9780399244834