From the Series On My Own Folklore
Calamity Jane was always in search of adventure. Nothing scared her—not rattlesnakes or wild horses or even Wild Bill Hickok. Quicksand could not keep her down. As an army scout, Calamity Jane rescued a wounded captain from the middle of a bloody battle. She never even got a scratch. As a Pony Express rider, she outwitted a band of robbers and sent them running. Even smallpox didn’t dare tangle with her. Catch some of Calamity Jane’s spirit in this fast-paced tale.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||106370|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
The Horn Book Guide
“Humor, richly colored. . . illustrations, and accessible text sprinkled with colloquialisms combine for an enjoyable read.” —The Horn Book Guide
Illustrator: Lisa Carlson
Author: Stephen Krensky
Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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On My Own Folklore
Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View available downloads →