Synopses & Reviews
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.
"In her well-researched text, Fraser incorporates fascinating detail...while honestly addressing the prejudice faced by Chinese laborers. Good use of the broad picture-book format. An attractive resource."--Kirkus Reviews
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.