Jackrabbit Mccabe And The Electric Telegraph
The fastest man in the West meets his match in this deliciously clever original tall tale-perfect for the Common Core classroom. 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, no 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 note 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 technology."--Publishers Weekly, Starred "Good, quick-moving fun. Kids may marvel that communication existed before the telephone and Internet."--Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition
eBook, English, 2015
Schwartz & Wade Books, New York, 2015
7 years and up.
1 online resource
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