I received a copy of the Pony Express Book for review. All opinions are my own.
I love reading books with my kids. We have “gone” on a lot of different adventures together. Our latest one is on a farm with Gona and her brother, Scott. Gona wants to be a Pony Express rider and so she loves to play with her brother and practice getting on the horse and carrying the mail. The book, Pony Express, by Carla Crane Osborne, is wonderful. See this and her other books on: https://carlaosbornebooks.com
The story is engaging, the illustrations are beautiful and we enjoyed the whole book. Another fun thing about the book for us is we live by (like 1/2 mile away) from part of the original Pony Express trail here in Utah! They even do reenactments with the riders and other fun activities. So when I heard about this book, I couldn’t wait to get it and read it with my kids.
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About the book
Gona knows there’s so much more to life on the farm than chores.
It’s a magical world where she can be anything she wants, even a Pony Express rider racing across the dangerous plains of the Wild West to deliver the mail.
That is, if she can get her brother Scott to play along.
Follow Gona on her daring horseback adventure in the first installment of Go Gona Go!
Written by Carla Crane Osborne
Illustrated by Michael Crane
Trim size: 11 x 8.5
Adhesive casebound hardcover, glossy finish cover, full-color interior, 24 pages
Get your copy of Pony Express by Carla Crane Osborne
Also, be sure to check out Gona’s Reading Ranch where Carla Crane Osborne (the author) reads her books. It is fun and engaging and great for young and old!
About the author:
Carla Crane Osborne grew up under the barnyard light on her family’s farm in rural southern Idaho, where she spent countless hours helping tend cattle and sheep, riding horses, and having grand adventures exploring the landscape. Every day she was excited to learn and work on the farm, which has been in her family for four generations. Carla wrote Under the Barnyard Light to bring to life a snapshot of the past so that children today can experience a sliver of the magic she knew growing up on a farm with all of its wonders.
Since she left the farm for college, Carla has had many more adventures, including working for a traveling theater group as a dancer, singer, and actress. Carla has traveled all over the world, but she still calls Idaho home. She and her husband live on fifteen acres she calls her “little farm,” where she spends much of her time outside, pasturing her horses, donkey, and sheep. She still visits the family farm and loves to tell stories of her childhood there to her four children and six grandchildren.