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Riding the Pony Express

Riding the Pony Express

Saddles, Stars, and Stripes

Deborah Kent

Kingfisher

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When her father dies suddenly, 15-year-old Lexie McDonald is left an orphanin the Wyoming territory. Her brother, Callum, is on the run, accused of a crime he didn't commit, and plans are in place to send Lexie to live with an aunt in New York City. Rather than be separated from her beloved horse Cougar, Lexie disguises herself as a boy and sets out along the dangerous Pony Express trail to find Callum and clear his name.

Praise for Riding the Pony Express

“It is a delightful story that will appeal to both boys and girls.” —Children's Literature

“With its short chapters and simple text, the book could be an introduction to historical fiction for older reluctant readers. A nice addition for horse enthusiasts looking for something different.” —School Library Journal

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Deborah Kent

Deborah Kent has written eighteen young adult novels and more than fifty children's nonfiction titles. She has published three other books with Kingfisher in the Saddles, Stars & Stripes series: Chance of a Lifetime, Blackwater Creek, Riding the Pony Express. A graduate of Oberlin College and Smith College, Debra now lives in Chicago with her daughter and husband, the children's author R. Conrad Stein.

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