The Rough-Riding Adventure of Bronco Charlie, Pony Express Rider

From the Series History's Kid Heroes

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

On a ranch in California . . . a boy dreams of becoming a pony express rider.

California, early 1860s. Julius loves horses so much that he leaves his job as a sailor to work on a ranch. He is so good at taming horses that the other men at the ranch call him Bronco Charlie. He wants to become a pony express rider, but everyone tells him he’s too young. When a pony express horse gallops into town without its rider, Charlie volunteers to take his place. Can Charlie deliver the mail and prove his worth as a rider?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76136-553-2
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.2
BISACS JUV016140, JUV030060
Dewey 383'.1430973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 139000
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Illustrator: Zachary Trover

Author: Marlene Targ Brill

Marlene is an award-winning author of almost 70 titles for readers preschool through adult. She began writing while teaching children with disabilities, producing materials to help her students learn. With time, the desire to write grew stronger. Soon she was writing for a variety of formats—magazines, internet, newspapers, scripts, books, and textbooks for readers of all ages. Yet, she never forgets where the dream of writing originated—through work with children. She is drawn back into classrooms to share the wonders of research and writing, and, of course, reading books.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

History's Kid Heroes

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