The Pony Express: A Photographic History

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Some of Will James's best short stories -- including such favorites as "Tom and Jerry" from All in the Day's Riding and "A Range Colt" from Smoky, the Cowhorse -- are collected in this rare volume for children ages 10 and up. In 1938, Charles Scribner's Sons published a limited number of The Will James Cowboy Book as a supplemental reader for school children in Texas. Mountain Press Publishing Company is pleased to make this rare book available for the first time to the general public as part of the Tumbleweed ...
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Overview

Some of Will James's best short stories -- including such favorites as "Tom and Jerry" from All in the Day's Riding and "A Range Colt" from Smoky, the Cowhorse -- are collected in this rare volume for children ages 10 and up. In 1938, Charles Scribner's Sons published a limited number of The Will James Cowboy Book as a supplemental reader for school children in Texas. Mountain Press Publishing Company is pleased to make this rare book available for the first time to the general public as part of the Tumbleweed Series of Will James reprints. Some of Will James's best short stories, including such favorites as "Tom and Jerry" from All in the Day's Riding and "A Range Colt" from Smoky, the Cowhorse, are collected in this volume, along with instructions on how to read brands. This collector's item includes some previously unpublished penand-ink artwork. Look closely ... it resembles the pencil drawings that appeared in James's earlier books but it's not the same. If you wish to introduce a child to your favorite Will James stories, or if you are a student of art history, this book will delight you.
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A mere 19 months after it began in 1860, the Pony Express went out of business, having lost
— Janet Julian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878424702
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

A Young Cowboy 1
Billy Goes to the Round-Up 3
Billy Breaks His First Bronc 9
A Bear on the Roof 14
The Pet Wolves 18
A Cowboy's Year 24
January 26
February 28
March 30
April 32
May 34
June 36
July 38
August 40
September 42
October 44
November 46
December 48
On the Ranch with Uncle Bill 51
About Cowboys 52
About Roping 56
About-Branding 61
Kip and Scootie Have an Adventure 64
Uncle Bill Tells a Story 78
Horses and Their Ways 87
Smoky, the Range Colt 88
Tom and Jerry 101
Some Cowboy Adventures 107
A Tight Squeeze 108
A Narrow Escape 112
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