Mail Riders Dyslexia Series

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A Special Series of Books for Children Who Struggle to Read

In the early days of the new nation that would become the United States of America, getting information from one area to another was not easy. There was no official mail service, nor, in fact, were there established roads on which to take mail from the eastern states to the cities that were popping up in the West. Each of these things had to be established, pioneered by ambitious individuals who dreamed of what could be done and then dared to do just that.

The first mail riders faced difficult and dangerous obstacles as they traveled through the wilderness to settlements that were anything but easy to get to. Treacherous terrain and harsh weather were just two of the hazards, but there were also native peoples who became angry at their treatment by the new government of America, which saw them as problems to be overcome instead of people whose rights and customs were worthy of honor and respect. For these reasons and more, it was not easy getting mail across the country. But there were people who persevered, in spite of the multiple threats they faced, and these people transformed the country, connecting East and West and the small places in between.

From Paul Revere (an unlikely early mail rider, unknown as such to most people) to the overland mail stagecoaches to the Pony Express, the United States went through a variety of methods of getting mail from one point to another, each building on the ones before. This seven-part series explores those methods and the people who created them and worked within them, besting the odds to deliver the mail.

These books are printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font that makes them easier for some children with visual processing problems to read. A special feature of the books is that each two-page spread contains a QR code that links to audio of the book being narrated. Children can listen and follow along to help them learn the words that they are seeing.

The Mail Riders Dyslexia Series offers a way for children with reading difficulties to enjoy reading and American history in a rare and wonderfully accessible combination that they will treasure for years to come.

Note: Although each title is meant to be a standalone book, important terms are defined or explained in the first book in which they appear, and the stories build upon one another, making the reading of the books in chronological order a more rewarding experience for children who are new to the topic.

To view all of the Adventures on the American Frontier dyslexia series, click here.

A Special Series of Books for Children Who Struggle to Read

In the early days of the new nation that would become the United States of America, getting information from one area to another was not easy. There was no official mail service, nor, in fact, were there established roads on which to take mail from the eastern states to the cities that were popping up in the West. Each of these things had to be established, pioneered by ambitious individuals who dreamed of what could be done and then dared to do just that.

The first mail riders faced difficult and dangerous obstacles as they traveled through the wilderness to settlements that were anything but easy to get to. Treacherous terrain and harsh weather were just two of the hazards, but there were also native peoples who became angry at their treatment by the new government of America, which saw them as problems to be overcome instead of people whose rights and customs were worthy of honor and respect. For these reasons and more, it was not easy getting mail across the country. But there were people who persevered, in spite of the multiple threats they faced, and these people transformed the country, connecting East and West and the small places in between.

From Paul Revere (an unlikely early mail rider, unknown as such to most people) to the overland mail stagecoaches to the Pony Express, the United States went through a variety of methods of getting mail from one point to another, each building on the ones before. This seven-part series explores those methods and the people who created them and worked within them, besting the odds to deliver the mail.

These books are printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font that makes them easier for some children with visual processing problems to read. A special feature of the books is that each two-page spread contains a QR code that links to audio of the book being narrated. Children can listen and follow along to help them learn the words that they are seeing.

The Mail Riders Dyslexia Series offers a way for children with reading difficulties to enjoy reading and American history in a rare and wonderfully accessible combination that they will treasure for years to come.

Note: Although each title is meant to be a standalone book, important terms are defined or explained in the first book in which they appear, and the stories build upon one another, making the reading of the books in chronological order a more rewarding experience for children who are new to the topic.

To view all of the Adventures on the American Frontier dyslexia series, click here.

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Paul Revere, Cross-Country Carrier

Subtitle: Mail Riders, Part One

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 25

ISBN: 978-0-89824-740-4

Order code: 7404

Price: $15.00
Website price: $8.00

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Almost everyone knows the story of how Paul Revere rode through the streets of Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn the colonists of the threat of British military action against them, but not many people know that Paul made an equally important ride a year and a half before that. The Boston Tea Party had just taken place, and Paul had the critically important task of taking letters about it to other colonies so that they could all stand together in a united front that would soon lead to the United States.

Almost everyone knows the story of how Paul Revere rode through the streets of Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn the colonists of the threat of British military action against them, but not many people know that Paul made an equally important ride a year and a half before that. The Boston Tea Party had just taken place, and Paul had the critically important task of taking letters about it to other colonies so that they could all stand together in a united front that would soon lead to the United States.

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Michigan Mail Boy

Subtitle: Mail Riders, Part Two

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 33

ISBN: 978-0-89824-741-1

Order code: 7411

Price: $17.00
Website price: $10.00

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At the dawn of the new American nation, delivering mail to settlements in the wilderness was hard and dangerous work. Riders had to travel across the wild and unforgiving land, cutting through thickets and forging swollen rivers. Many boys made the trip once and then quit after finding out what they were up against. So when a boy from New York came to Michigan and insisted that he could make the ride, the postmaster was doubtful. But Augustus proved he could deliver more than just mail.

At the dawn of the new American nation, delivering mail to settlements in the wilderness was hard and dangerous work. Riders had to travel across the wild and unforgiving land, cutting through thickets and forging swollen rivers. Many boys made the trip once and then quit after finding out what they were up against. So when a boy from New York came to Michigan and insisted that he could make the ride, the postmaster was doubtful. But Augustus proved he could deliver more than just mail.

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Butterfield's Overland Mail

Subtitle: Mail Riders, Part Three

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 73

ISBN: 978-0-88092-741-3

Order code: 7413

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

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When gold was found in California, people from the eastern states flocked there to try their luck. Mr. John Butterfield saw a better opportunity—and a way to provide a much-needed service at the same time. He established the first mail route across the country, building stations for his stagecoaches over thousands of miles of untamed wilderness. It was an ambitious plan, and it was not without its challenges.

When gold was found in California, people from the eastern states flocked there to try their luck. Mr. John Butterfield saw a better opportunity—and a way to provide a much-needed service at the same time. He established the first mail route across the country, building stations for his stagecoaches over thousands of miles of untamed wilderness. It was an ambitious plan, and it was not without its challenges.

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Butterfield's Overland Mail sample pages:

Mark Twain Rides the Central Overland

Subtitle: Mail Riders, Part Four

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 29

ISBN: 978-0-89824-742-8

Order code: 7428

Price: $15.00
Website price: $8.00

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In the 1860s, it wasn't easy to get across the country, but Mark Twain and his brother were up for the journey. They bought two tickets for the Central Overland Stage and learned just how unpleasant travel through the unsettled areas between Missouri and Nevada could be. But a few adjustments by the stagecoach conductor turned an uncomfortable ride into a comfy one that Mark Twain would never forget.

In the 1860s, it wasn't easy to get across the country, but Mark Twain and his brother were up for the journey. They bought two tickets for the Central Overland Stage and learned just how unpleasant travel through the unsettled areas between Missouri and Nevada could be. But a few adjustments by the stagecoach conductor turned an uncomfortable ride into a comfy one that Mark Twain would never forget.

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The Pony Express Goes Through

Subtitle: Mail Riders, Part Five

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery; Pony Express

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 29

ISBN: 978-0-089824-743-5

Order code: 7435

Price: $15.00
Website price: $8.00

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As the United States grew, the need to get information quickly from one part of the country to other parts grew as well. Mail traveled by stage, but it wasn't fast enough. So William Russell convinced his partners to invest in a new idea: a living chain of mail carriers. The Pony Express was born, and it was a masterful achievement.

As the United States grew, the need to get information quickly from one part of the country to other parts grew as well. Mail traveled by stage, but it wasn't fast enough. So William Russell convinced his partners to invest in a new idea: a living chain of mail carriers. The Pony Express was born, and it was a masterful achievement.

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The Pony Express sample pages:

Billy and the Blizzard

Subtitle: Mail Riders, Part Six

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery; Pony Express

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 22

ISBN: 978-0-89824-744-2

Order code: 7442

Price: $15.00
Website price: $8.00

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Young men across the country dreamed of being a Pony Express rider. Billy Campbell was thrilled to land the job. But riding across the plains of Nebraska in the wintertime was harder than Billy ever expected. His dedication was steadfast, though, and he pushed through when others would not, braving a blizzard to complete the job he had taken an oath to do.

Young men across the country dreamed of being a Pony Express rider. Billy Campbell was thrilled to land the job. But riding across the plains of Nebraska in the wintertime was harder than Billy ever expected. His dedication was steadfast, though, and he pushed through when others would not, braving a blizzard to complete the job he had taken an oath to do.

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Billy and the Blizzard sample pages:

Pony Bob on the Long Trail

Subtitle: Mail Riders, Part Seven

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery; Pony Express

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pages: 34

ISBN: 978-0-88092-744-4

Order code: 7444

Price: $17.00
Website price: $10.00

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Bob Haslam was honored to ride for the Pony Express, but he learned quickly that the job wasn't an easy one. Not only was there difficult land to cross, but the threat of an attack by a tribe of Native Americans who were angry at being pushed off their land put Bob's very life in danger. When other pony riders refused, Pony Bob persisted, forcing down his fears to get the job done.

Bob Haslam was honored to ride for the Pony Express, but he learned quickly that the job wasn't an easy one. Not only was there difficult land to cross, but the threat of an attack by a tribe of Native Americans who were angry at being pushed off their land put Bob's very life in danger. When other pony riders refused, Pony Bob persisted, forcing down his fears to get the job done.

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Pony Bob on the Long Trail sample pages:

Mail Riders Dyslexia Series Set

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Dyslexia-Friendly Books; Mail Delivery; Pony Express

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Order code: 7404SET

Price: $100.00
Website price: $50.00

Mail Riders Dyslexia Series Set Cover

This set includes all seven books in the series: Paul Revere, Cross-Country Carrier; Michigan Mail Boy; Butterfield's Overland Mail; Mark Twain Rides the Central Overland; The Pony Express Goes Through; Billy and the Bilzzard; and Pony Bob on the Long Trail, all offered together at at reduced price.

This set includes all seven books in the series: Paul Revere, Cross-Country Carrier; Michigan Mail Boy; Butterfield's Overland Mail; Mark Twain Rides the Central Overland; The Pony Express Goes Through; Billy and the Bilzzard; and Pony Bob on the Long Trail, all offered together at at reduced price.

Mail Riders Dyslexia Series Set Cover

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