Ten Mile Day

And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

by Mary Ann Fraser,

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  • 9780805047035
  • 9781250131249
On May 10, 1869, the final spike in North America's first transcontinental railroad was driven home at Promontory Summit, Utah. Illustrated with the author's carefully researched, evocative paintings, here is a great adventure story in the history of the American West--the day Charles Crocker staked $10,000 on the crews' ability to lay a world record ten miles of track in a single, Ten Mile Day.
  • Square Fish; August 2016
  • ISBN 9781250131249
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  • Title: Ten Mile Day
  • Author: Mary Ann Fraser; Mary Ann Fraser (ill.)
  • Imprint: Square Fish
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  • 9780805047035
  • 9781250131249

In The Press

β€œIn her well-researched text, Fraser incorporates fascinating detail...while honestly addressing the prejudice faced by Chinese laborers. Good use of the broad picture-book format. An attractive resource.” β€”Kirkus Reviews

About The Author

Mary Ann Fraser has illustrated more than forty books for children, and is the author-illustrator of a growing list of popular middle-grade books that focus on U.S. history. Her In Search of the Grand Canyon was voted a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Ten Mile Day was an American Bookseller Pick, of the Lists. A graduate of Exter College of Art Design, she lives with her husband and three children in Simi Valley, California.

Subject categories
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  • 9780805047035
  • 9781250131249