Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth. Jackson & Bud’s Bumpy Ride: America’s First Cross-country Automobile Trip. Millbrook Press, 2009. Illus. by Wes Hargis. A 1903 trip from San Francisco to New York by automobile, before roads, gas stations, and garages.
Book Type:
Picture Book, 32 pp
Reading Level:
Lexile: AD810L; BL: gr. 1-3
Bibliotherapy Themes & Questions:
Curiosity; perseverance; recognition of gifts of others. What special abilities did each of the main characters bring to this project?
Subject Headings:
Jackson, Horatio
Automobile travel
Main Characters:
Dr. Horatio Jackson (driver); Crocker (mechanic); Bud (dog).
Online Lesson Plans & Resources:
http://www.pbs.org/horatio/educators/ (companion site to film Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip (2003))
See also: Hyatt, Patricia Rush. Coast to Coast with Alice. Carolroda, 1995; Brown, Don. Alice’s Grand Adventure. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Glantz, Shelley. Library Media Connection, Oct2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p88
Chipman, Ian. Booklist, 4/15/2009, Vol. 105 Issue 16, p45
Bock, Lee. School Library Journal, April2009, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p123
Kirkus Reviews, 3/1/2009, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p109
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #951,163
Recommended by: BJ Hampton