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Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express
Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express
Author: Kristiana Gregory
ISBN-13: 9780590465786
ISBN-10: 0590465783
Publication Date: 9/1997
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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"...let's see what these boys can do."

Jimmy knew, from the moment he laid eyes on the ad, that he had to ride for the Pony Express:

Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18.
Must be expert riders,
willing to risk death daily,
orphans preferred.
Wages $25 a week....

And no one was more qualified than Jimmy. He had lived with the Shoshoni for years and had learned their ways. No white boy could ride like Jimmy Spoon.

But fifty miles a day isn't an easy ride--even for Jimmy. And the trails are dangerous. Riders are being killed by theives and by Indians who feel the trails are destroying the land and its resources. But Jimmy made a promise. And the mail 'has' to get through. No matter what....

This is the second book in the Jimmy Spoon series of Western stories for middle readers.