Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1: The Mount Rushmore by Sara Pennypacker

By Sara Pennypacker

Saddle up with Flat Stanley Ever considering the fact that Stanley used to be flattened by means of a bulletin board, each journey is an experience! the total Lambchop relatives is off to determine Mount Rushmore. but if Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, group up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their holiday becomes the Wild West adventure of an entire life. beautiful quickly, they locate themselves in a true tight spot—even for a flat boy like Stanley!

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The children were surprised to find that their voices were in perfect harmony, soaring and twining in the clear mountain air with astonishing beauty. Probably, in fact, no three people had ever sung cowboy songs that beautifully before. If a talent scout had happened to hear them that day, he would have signed them up to a record contract on the spot. But that’s not what happened. What happened was they ran out of songs. After that, Calamity pointed out the plants and animals along the trail. They saw pine and spruce trees and many wildflowers.

She winked at Stanley and Arthur. ” exclaimed Mrs. Lambchop. “What a wonderful tour . . ” asked Arthur and Stanley, excited. “It’s ‘may we go,’ dears,” Mrs. Lambchop corrected her sons. ” Then she sent a questioning look to her husband. ” Mr. Lambchop said. So the boys eagerly followed Calamity Jasper to her horse. “This here’s Gold Rush, my trusty steed,” she said, patting a beautiful palomino. “Arthur, you can ride up on the saddle behind me. And you, hmm . ” She eyed Stanley. “I’ll roll you like a blanket and tie you on behind, right here under the cantle.

They saw prairie dogs, red squirrels, deer, and even a herd of 30 bison in the distance. “Mountain lions are native here, too,” Calamity said. “And look,” said Stanley. ” “They’re not native, though,” Calamity Jasper told the boys. “In nineteen twenty-four, Canada gave Custer State Park six goats. They escaped their pen and began to live in the wild. ” Calamity was an excellent guide, and the boys were interested in all the things she told them as they rode along. But after a while, what they were really interested in was getting to the gold mine.

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