Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Scholastic, 1998. First edition - Novel for older children based on the life of the legendary Calfornia stage coach driver known as One-Eyed Charley and Six-Horse Charley, but whose real name was Charlotte Parkhurst (under the name of Charles Parkhurst, she was also the first woman to vote in California . ) Illustrated with black and white drawings by Brian Selznick. Her route was over Mt Madonna near Watsonville, and the ranch she owned was near what is now Freedom Road there - 138 pp. Winner of Parenting Magazine's Reading Magic Award for 1998's Most Outstanding Children's Books and The San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books of 199 8; nominated for the 1999-2000 California Young Reader Medal and the North Dakota Flicker Tale Award.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.