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Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

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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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An inclusive, multicultural portrait of a thrilling day in the completion of America's first transcontinental railroad. "In her well-researched text, Fraser incorporates fascinating detail . . . while honestly addressing the prejudice faced by Chinese laborers".--Kirkus. Full color.

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805047035
Author:
Fraser, Mary Ann
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Athletics
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Central Pacific Railroad Company - History
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
Transportation - Railroads & Trains
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
7.98 x 9.56 x 0.19 in
Age Level:
08-12

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