Snowshoe Thompson

Snowshoe Thompson

Book - 1996
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One winter John Thompson skis across the Sierra Nevada Mountains and creates a path upon which mail and people may travel, thus earning his nickname "Snowshoe Thompson"

Danny wishes his dad would come home from Nevada for Christmas and writes him a letter to tell him so. When snow cuts off the mail until spring, only postman John Thompson can get through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to deliver his letter. "Based on a true story, this is lively historical fiction with a nice sense of character and adventure, [and] the illustrations are packed with feeling and action." —BL.

Notable 1992 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

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Coming to California in search of gold, Scandiavian immigrant John Thompson earns a name in American folklore by making a treacherous journey over the mountains to deliver the mail, an adventure that introduces skiing to the new world. Reprint.

Publisher: [New York] : HarperTrophy, 1996
ISBN: 9780064442060
Branch Call Number: E LEVIN
Characteristics: 64 pages : color illustrations maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Sandin, Joan - Illustrator


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