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- DescriptionThe fastest man in the West meets his match in this deliciously clever original tall tale.With his extra-long legs, Jackrabbit McCabe can outrun anything on the American frontier: horses, trains, and even twisters. So of course, everyone in the town of Windy Flats always counts on his speed when a message has to get out fast. Then something new comes to town: the telegraph, which can send Morse code messages with the speed of electricity. At first, one believes the newfangled contraption can deliver a message quicker than Jackrabbit. . . . But in a race between man and machine, who will be left in the dust? An author's te includes information about the invention of the telegraph, a Morse code key, and a riddle written in Morse code for kids to transcribe. A strikingly accomplished debut.... A terrific tall tale about the costs and opportunities of techlogy. Publishers Weekly, Starred Good, quick-moving fun. Kids may marvel that communication existed before the telephone and Internet. Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographyLucy Margaret Rozier makes her picture-book debut with Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph. She grew up folk dancing and drawing in North Carolina and worked for many years as a fine artist and a commercial artist in the Boston area. She has two grown daughters and lives in her native North Carolina with her husband and their dog, Rosie. Leo Espinosa s illustrations have graced the pages of the New Yorker, Wired, Esquire, and the New York Times, among many other publications. He is also a commercial artist whose work can be seen on toys, games, stationery, and clothing. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, he lives with his family in Salt Lake City. Learn more at studioespinosa.com.
- Author(s)Lucy Margaret Rozier
- PublisherSchwartz & Wade Books
- Date of Publication08/09/2015
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSchwartz & Wade Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight499 g
- Width251 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)Leo Espinosa
- Format DetailsLibrary binding,Cloth over boards
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