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Riding the Pony Express (Saddles, Stars and Stripes)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  3 reviews
When her father dies suddenly, 15-year-old Lexie McDonald is left an orphanin the Wyoming territory. Her brother, Callum, is on the run, accused of a crime he didn't commit, and plans are in place to send Lexie to live with an aunt in New York City. Rather than be separated from her beloved horse Cougar, Lexie disguises herself as a boy and sets out along the dangerous Pon ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 10th 2006 by Kingfisher (first published 2006)
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Madeline Henricksen
"Riding the Pony Express" is about an orphan called Lexie who has secret plans to run away during the night to join her brother who has been accused of a crime he did not commit. Lexie disguised herself as a boy and got kidnapped by horse thieves, but not her horse.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes the Saddles, Stars, and Stripes series because it is full with courageous girls and horses.
Lovely, sweet little story, ideal for the 9+ bracket. The heroine is smart and brave, the pace moves along at a fast rate, and there are plenty of thrills and spills. I'd gave liked more introspection and longer scene-setting, but thus is the kind of book I'd have devoured as a child. Good stuff.
Georgina Howlett
This was another great little horse story in the "Saddle the Wind" series which I really enjoyed. As with all the books, it seems, there were a few things I think could have been done better, but other than that there is really no complaints to make. The level of description was suitable for the target age group, but as an older reader I really wish there had been more depth. Still, out of the three in the series which I've read, this places in the middle in my favourites. Only one more book to ...more
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