Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)

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A story about Buffalo Bill and his exploits as a pony express rider.

Sixteen-year-old Bill finds adventure when he becomes a rider for the Pony Express (though his letters home never hint at the dangers he encounters).

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A story about Buffalo Bill and his exploits as a pony express rider.

Sixteen-year-old Bill finds adventure when he becomes a rider for the Pony Express (though his letters home never hint at the dangers he encounters).

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Fast paced adventure told in a style that will keep kids turning the pages. Bill Cody served as a Pony Express rider at the tender age of fifteen, but he was brave and clever, outwitting Indians, wolves and outlaws. They are bright and bold and enhance the story. Unfortunately, there is an apparent error in the episode titled "The Chase" which has Cody traveling seventy-five additional miles when a sick rider can't take up the mail, but ending up in the same place he started. 1996 (orig.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3This easy reader relates the adventures of 16-year-old Bill Cody as he goes to work for the Pony Express. He is chased by thieves, caught in terrible weather, and stalked by wolves, none of which are mentioned in his letters home. The story is fast paced, exciting, and filled with terrific illustrations. Bolognese's use of heavy black outlined figures, often surrounded only by a large expanse of white page, is very effective. Unfortunately, a serious error appears. Bill travels from Red Buttes to Three Crossings station. When he arrives, he's told that a rider is sick and he needs to ride an additional 75-mile stretch. The text then states that, ``Seven hours later, Bill made it to Three Crossings.'' Readers are bound to be perplexed by this statement and will be shuffling back through the pages to see what they missed. Too bad.Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064442206
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: I Can Read Book 3 Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 142,942
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Eleanor Coerr is the author of many books for young readers, including The Big Baloon Race, a Reading Rainbow book, Chang's Paper Pony, and The Josefina Story Quilt, a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.

Don Bolognese is the illustrator of many popular books of historical fiction, including the I Can Read Books Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr and Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner. He lives in New York City and Vermont.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2001

    Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express

    I enjoyed everything of this book! That is very very good book!!

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