Publication Date: September 2009
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Sal sure can sing. But she can also catch a fish with her bare hands, ride a wild bronco, and drive a stagecoach. And she's nobody's fool. When Sal makes her first stagecoach journey alone to deliver the mail for her sick pa, her ma is nervous. But the wild frontier is no match for Sal, and neither is Poetic Pete, the wiliest stagecoach robber in the West.
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including Apples for Oregon, an ALA Notable book and a Golden Kite Award-winner, and Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the IRA award. She lives in Oregon.
Carson Ellis is best known for her work on the album covers of rock band The Decemberists. She also illustrated The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son.