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Age: Preschoolers
Categories: History
Subcategories: Historic Fiction


2009 Award
Stagecoach Sal
(by Deborah Hopkinson/ illus. by Carson Ellis, Hyperion $16.99 Score:)

When her dad is stung by a hornets, Sal takes over as stagecoach driver and runs into the scoundrel, Poetic Pete. But have no fear this larger than life size gal manages to get the mail through and capture the villain, too! This is a lively vehicle for giving kids a glimpse of the old west. Based on several true-life characters, this is a work of historic fiction with opportunities for singing some of our best known folksongs. A storybook that can be partly sung and enjoyed by young listeners/singers. 4-8.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on

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