Ten Mile Day

And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Mary Ann Fraser; Illustrated by the Author

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On May 10, 1869, the final spike in North America's first transcontinental railroad was driven home at Promontory Summit, Utah. Illustrated with the author's carefully researched, evocative paintings, here is the story of that great American adventure--and the day Charles Crocker staked $10,000 on the crews' ability to lay a world record ten miles of track in a single, Ten Mile Day.

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"In her well-researched text, Fraser incorporates fascinating detail...while honestly addressing the prejudice faced by Chinese laborers. Good use of the broad picture-book format. An attractive resource."--Kirkus Reviews

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Mary Ann Fraser; Illustrated by the Author

May Ann Fraser has illustrated more than forty books for children, and is the author-illustrator of a growing list of popular middle-grade books that focus on U.S. history. Her In Search of the Grand Canyon was voted a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Ten Mile Day was an American Bookseller Pick, of the Lists. A graduate of Exter College of Art Design, she lives with her husband and three children in Simi Valley, California.

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Ten Mile Day
And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
Mary Ann Fraser; Illustrated by the Author

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March 1996
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ISBN: 9780805047035
ISBN10: 0805047034
Picture Book
9 7/8 x 8 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 890L

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