Riding Freedom
Riding Freedom

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Annotation: A fictionalized account of Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran away from an orphanage, posed as a boy, moved to California, and fooled everyone by her appearance.
Catalog Number: #253611
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
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Copyright Date: 1998
Edition Date: 1999
Illustrator: Selznick, Brian,
Pages: 138 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-439-08796-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-79615-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-439-08796-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-79615-7
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 97018040
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist (Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 CST 1998)
Horn Book (Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 1998)
ILA Teacher's Choice Award
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
Word Count: 20,041
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.5 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 27747 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.8 / points:5.0
Lexile: 720L
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

A fictionalized account of adventurous Charlotte Parkhurst, who disguised herself as a boy at the age of 12 and ran away from a grim orphanage for boys. Charlotte had a special way with horses and managed to work her way up to fulfilling her dream of raising horses on a ranch of her own. Still disguised as a man, she became the first woman ever to vote.