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Ride On, Will Cody!

A Legend of the Pony Express

Caroline Starr Rose, Joe Lillington (Illustrator)


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According to legend, Will Cody (later known as America’s greatest showman, Buffalo Bill) rode for the Pony Express at the age of fourteen. His most famous ride, recounted in this lyrical verse story, covered 322 miles, required 21 horses, and took over 21 hours to complete.

Praise For Ride On, Will Cody!: A Legend of the Pony Express

"Horses and rider tackle time, distance, and the elements in this tribute to a legendary Pony Express gallop." —Kirkus Reviews

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807570685, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2017

About the Author

Caroline Starr Rose is the author of the verse novels May B. (a 2013 ALA Notable Children's Book and a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the year), Blue Birds and the picture book Over in the Wetlands. She's taught both social studies and English in New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, and Louisiana. She currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joe Lillington was born in London and is now based in Bristol. He is a graduate from the University College Falmouth.