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Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express (Jimmy Spoon #2)

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Award-winning author Kristiana Gregory offers a fast-paced historical novel about a boy who joins the famed Pony Express. The action-packed adventure tale (sequel to The Legend of Jimmy Spoon) is based on the memoirs of Elijah Nicholas Wilson. The book includes a map of the Old West, a photo of real Pony Express riders, an author's note, a glossary, and bibliography.
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Scholastic (first published 1994)
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Oct 02, 2015 BradleyDunkin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The main character in this book Jimmy Spoon. He is a boy that wants a job with the pony express. He goes to the try outs and the boss instantly hires Jimmy because of how good he is with a horse. When he gets to his kind of like dorm he starts to hear about the indians and what they have been doing. This doesn't stop Jimmy from doing the job. He goes out on his first ride and is fine that ride, he hears about the indians some more. He is not a new rider now and he is in a station taking a bath a ...more
May 12, 2008 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express By: Kristiana Gregory Brian Bredemann
Reading 8-McG
Book Review 5/26/08

Through the rigorous and cliff-hanging adventures and funny and sad emotions that Jimmy Spoon, the main character, came across in this novel, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure and historical fiction. The book had a marvelous plotline in each and every page, the characters were described tremendously in their features and actions, and when I read this book, it made my m
Jimmy Spoon is bored with life in Salt Lake City. After spending years with the Shoshoni Indians, Jimmy wants more adventure than his father's store can offer. When he sees an ad in the paper from Russell, Majors, and Waddell looking for young men to ride for the Pony Express, Jimmy sees that this could be the chance he's been looking for. He meets the qualifications- young, slim, able to ride, willing to risk life and limb-, so he signs up. Jimmy is stationed at Ruby Valley, Nevada, where he wi ...more
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In a fast-paced sequel to The Legend of Jimmy Spoon, young Pony Express rider Jimmy experiences more adventure than he could have imagined. By the author of Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow.My favorite part is Having returned from living with his friends, seventeen-year-old Jimmy Spoon, a Shoshoni, grows restless again and seeks adventure by taking a job with the Pony Express. You can find this book in ms.woodard 's libary
I thought that this book was a pretty good book. This book was about a boy named Jimmy Spoon that is 18 years old. He wants to join the pony express. The boys who want to be with the pony express have to try out. The guy who gets the boys for the pony express knew right away that Jimmy was going to be with the pony express. When Jimmy is taking the mail to the next place to be mailed he has to watch out for Indians so he doesn't get killed or get his horse stolen.
Miss Amanda
gr 5-7 120 pgs.

1860, West. 18 year old Jimmy Spoon once again leaves his family to join the pony express. He feels torn between two worlds as he tries to decide whether or not to return to the Shoshoni.

The focus on the book was Jimmmy's trying to decide which world he felt he belonged in. I think this book could have been shorted to two chapters added to the previous book "The Legend of Jimmy Spoon". I had hoped it would talk more about the pony express.
Jun 29, 2012 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this aloud to my family on our weekend trip to Idaho. My boys all really enjoyed it. The writing wasn't that fantastic, something that may not have been as noticeable had I been reading it on my own. Nice book for those who like historical fiction.
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Sep 02, 2008 Tiffany Tilton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book for older elementary students to use as book report selection; it is also good for a lesson on "Wild West" days in America and America's history; this book would be great for teaching students about America's first postal system. Good historical fiction!
Mar 25, 2009 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its about a white boy that almost gets kidnapped but instead they ask him if he wants to go. He was a gift to a indian morther because she had a dream that one day she would have another son. He runs away from his real family to live with the indians!!!!

Jul 16, 2008 Wendi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun read and a great extension to The Legend of Jimmy Spoon. I would consider this a must read for a fourth grade student.
Aug 16, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story about the Pony Express. I liked this Jimmy Spoon adventure better than the first one.
Mar 30, 2009 Jimmy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is CRACK i like this book allot you will like this book if your into western stuff and indian times you could FIND THIS BOOK IN WOODYS LIBARY!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 15, 2008 Lauri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All history buffs and those who have read the first book.
Recommended to Lauri by: Peggy Bankhead
The sequel to Jimmy Spoon. The kids love to find out what happened to Jimmy later in his life.
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Kristiana Gregory grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, two blocks from the ocean. She's always loved to make up stories [ask her family!], telling her younger siblings whoppers that would leave them wide-eyed and shivering. Her first rejection letter at age ten was for a poem she wrote in class when she was supposed to be doing a math assignment. She's had a myriad of odd jobs: telephone operat ...more
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