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Publisher's Summary

Charlotte Parkhurst was raised in the mid-1800s and was expected to live her life without the freedoms she dreamed of. But Charlotte was smart and determined, and she figured out a way to live her life the way she wanted. She became an expert horse rider, a legendary stagecoach driver, and the first woman ever to vote—at a time when such things were outlawed for women.

©1998 Pam Munoz Ryan (P)2019 ABP Editore

Critic Reviews

"[An] ebullient and tautly structured novel that moves along at a gallop." (Publishers Weekly)

"The author provides a compact and exciting story about real people who exemplify traits that readers admire. A concluding note tells more about the historical facts surrounding Parkhurst's life, but kids will read it just for the adventure." (School Library Journal

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Great book!

My students enjoyed reading along with the audio. Great read for 4th and 5th grade students.

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Lovely story!

Such a sweet story! Based on a true story. Although a children’s story I really enjoyed it! Worth the listen regardless of your age or gender.

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Captivating Story

This was such a captivating, yet melancholy, story of a young orphan girl who escapes her orphanage. It’s historical fiction— the author adds a historical note at the end of the story. The reader was excellent! She captured the genre of the book perfectly. My 9, 7, and 5 year old loved listening to this in the car with me!

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Listen to it way to many times 😅

This is such a great book me and my little sister love this book this is the only book that she has finished and listen to about twenty more times I do not joke she is nine and this is her favorite audio book ever! So definitely recommend for 7-1000000 year old girls for younger it may be a little confusing or they may get bored. But boys will like this too! Charlotte is such a courageous chacter for girls - Ava and Ruby too

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Loved it!

I listened to this with my 9 and 10 year old daughters on a road trip and it was a great story. The girls really loved the history of it and it sparked some great conversations about how things "used to be." I would highly recommend this for a car ride with the family!

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This book was really sad but in all, I think it was really detailed and made a good story.

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Amazing!

This was an amazing book! I could not put it down and it is so well written.

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Great but… (please read whole review! It’s important! Thanks )

It is a great great book ! But in the start of the book, at least for me it is very…well it just isn’t the start that really lets you know how good this book is ! So this may not be the best review but I’m just trying to tell you that this book may not seem like the best in the being. But keep on listening it’s great!!!

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Loved it!

Another beautifully written story by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Novel appropriate for middle school age students. Well done again, Ms. Ryan!

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Amazing

This book was amazing I loved the story the performance and overall it was one of my favorite books. I liked how it was short so for people (like me) who loves smaller comic books would enjoy this. audible is definitely something to love