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Notable 1992 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Author Biography: Nancy Smiler Levinson is the author of Clara and the Bookwagon, an I Can Read Book illustrated by Carolyn Croll. She lives in Beverly Hills, CA.
Joan Sandin has illustrated many books for children, including From Anna, by Jean Little. She is also the author-illustrator of two I Can Read books, The Long Way to a New Land and The Long Way Westward. She lives in Tucson, AZ.
One winter John Thompson skis across the Sierra Nevada Mountains and creates a path upon which mail and people may travel, thus earning his nickname "Snowshoe Thompson."
Posted September 30, 2010
Danny wants his dad to come home from Nevada for Christmas and writes him a letter to tell him so. However, when deep snows cut off the mail until spring, only postman John Thompson can get through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to deliver his letter. This "I Can Read Book" for level 3 is about Thompson, a native Norwegian who came to Placerville, CA, in the early 1850's to seek his fortune in the gold rush. He skiied a five-day, ninety-mile journey across the Sierra Nevada one winter to create a path upon which mail and people could travel through the deep snow, thus earning his nickname of "Snowshoe Thompson." Even though this book is obviously for young readers, it is still a very interesting story, and is listed as juvenile literature-biography, but the synopsis says that it is historical fiction based on a true story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.