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Jackrabbit Mccabe & the Electric Telegraph (Hardcover) (Lucy Margaret Rozier)

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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
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.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / United States / 19th Century, Science + Technology, Fairy Tales + Folklore / Country + Ethnic
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Lucy Margaret Rozier
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 21512781
UPC: 9780385378437
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-1149
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