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ISBN13: 9780439087964
ISBN10: 0439087961
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Charlotte Parkhurst never acted like most other girls. She climbed trees and fought with the boys and worked in a stable. She had a way with horses that was like nothing folks had ever seen.

In the mid-1800s, some people didn't think it was proper for a girl to behave like Charlotte, and they tried to stop her. But Charlotte was smart, and she came up with a plan that would let her live her life the way she wanted — a plan so clever and so secret that almost no one figured it out.

A top-notch horse rider, a legendary stagecoach driver, the first woman to vote in the state of California and probably the United States, Charlotte Parkhurst, known as Charley, was a real person with a larger than life story. Pam Munoz Ryan's fast-paced historical novel combines the documented facts of Charlotte's life with her own spirited imaginings, and Brian Selznick's drawings celebrate the pluck and originality of this brave and colourful character. Together author and artist rescue a little known heroine from oblivion and bring her vividly alive for young readers.

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A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.

In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

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By the age of 12, Charlotte Parkhurst knows the world of the 1860s holds more opportunities for boys than girls. So she cuts off her hair, dons boys' clothing, and begins a new life that gives her many privileges, including the right to vote.

About the Author

Pam Munoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. Pam lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com.

In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isnt traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

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Kristyne King, May 8, 2006 (view all comments by Kristyne King)
If you like horses you'll think this is a very good book. It shows how a girl can do what she wants by dressing and living almost her whole life like a boy. In this book Charlotte (the girl) is growing up in an orphanage. The people in the town she lives in thinks it's not proper for a girl to work in stables with horses. So she runs away and starts her life as a boy. It's a wonderful book! Jessica King's Mom
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439087964
Author:
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Publisher:
Scholastic
Illustrator:
Selznick, Brian
ill.:
Selznick, Brian
Author:
Selznick, Brian
Author:
Munoz Ryan, Pam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Mistaken identity
Subject:
California History 1850-1950.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series:
Scholastic Signature
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 144 pages Scholastic - English 9780439087964 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.

In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

"Synopsis" by , By the age of 12, Charlotte Parkhurst knows the world of the 1860s holds more opportunities for boys than girls. So she cuts off her hair, dons boys' clothing, and begins a new life that gives her many privileges, including the right to vote.
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