Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 3.5
Lexile Measure®: AD770L
Guided Reading: O
- Comedy and Humor
- Historical Fiction
- Women's History and Experience
- Travel and Vacations
- Grandparents and Grandchildren
About This Book
Nowadays it's no big deal or a girl to travel seventy-five miles. But when Charlotte May Pierstorff wanted to cross seventy-five miles of Idaho mountains to see her grandma in 1914, it was a very big deal indeed. There was no highway except the railroad, and a train ticket would have cost her parents a full day's pay.
Here is the true story of how May got to visit her grandma, thanks to her won spunk, her father's ingenuity, and the U.S. mail.
2000-01 CA Young Reader Medal Masterlist and 2001 Colorado Children's Book Award (Pic. Bk Cat.)