Off Like the Wind, The First Ride of The Pony Express by Michael P. Spradlin, paintings by Layne Johnson, 2010 Walker & Co. NY.
The Pony Express is a fascinating chapter of our history, and this book makes it very interesting indeed. Journal-like text, historically accurate information, illustrated with wonderful full-page paintings. This book is for anyone! I loved it, the young girls loved it and I caught my 16 1/2 yr old reading it as well!