Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph

Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph

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The 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, 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.

ISBN: 9780385378444

Published Date: September 8, 2015

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

Language: English

Page Count: 40

Size: 10.96" l x 9.55" w x 0.34" h

Age Classification: Ages 6 to 8