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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date December 1, 2000
Pages 46
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888992345
ISBN-10 0888992343
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $3.95
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Determined to reach the gold and silver mines in Colorado in 1860, Sam Peppard prepares to make an innovative vehicle that will get him there more quickly than a wagon and soon succeeds in doing so, despite the endless teasing by all those around him. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 1860 Sam Peppard is a blacksmith living in the Kansas Territory, but he is restless. He's heard about the settlers heading west in search of gold and silver. Most have packed their possessions into large prairie schooners and made their long journey to the western mines. But Sam is impatient and has an inventive mind. Despite the scoffs of neighbors, he builds his own wind wagon -- a narrow wooden cart with a large mast in the middle that will sail across the prairie powered by the wind. Sam's persistence pays off one day when the wind is right and he sets sail for the silver mines of Colorado. This account weaves U.S. history, science, and geography into a dramatic narrative. Daniel Clifford's illustrations, reminiscent of old photographs, add humor to this true story that reads like a tall tale.

Editions
Hardcover
from Silver Burdett Pr (March 1, 1995)
9780382249280 | details & prices | 56 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Sam Peppard, a blacksmith in 1860s Kansas, builds a prairie schooner that sails to Denver, Colorado, powered by wind
Paperback
Book cover for 9780382249297 Book cover for 9780888992345
 
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from Groundwood Books (December 1, 2000)
9780888992345 | details & prices | 46 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.10 lbs | List price $3.95
About: Sam Peppard, a blacksmith in 1860s Kansas, builds a prairie schooner that sails to Denver, Colorado, powered by wind.
from Silver Burdett Pr (March 1, 1995)
9780382249297 | details & prices | 56 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $16.76
About: Sam Peppard, a blacksmith in 1860s Kansas, builds a prairie schooner that sails to Denver, Colorado, powered by wind
Library
Book cover for 9780382249273
 
from Silver Burdett Pr (March 1, 1995)
9780382249273 | details & prices | 56 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $21.00
About: Sam Peppard, a blacksmith in 1860s Kansas, builds a prairie schooner that sails to Denver, Colorado, powered by wind
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001); titled "Wind Wagon"
9780613880022 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.20
About: Sam Peppard, a blacksmith in 1860s Kansas, builds a prairie schooner that sails to Denver, Colorado, powered by wind.

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