How to Get Rich on a Texas Cattle Drive follows the adventures of a 15-year-old cowhand on the famous Chisholm Trail through Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, as he battles stampedes, rustlers, angry Comanche braves, territorial Kansas farmers, and half a continent's worth of dust. With a combination of tongue-in-cheek humor and actual historical detail, this fictional account draws from the personal accounts of cowhands who drove cattle from the plains of Texas to the railheads of the Midwest in the 1800's to capture the American drive towards success and riches. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
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Tod Olson is the author of In the Line of Fire: A Story about D-Day, as well as the nonfiction series Lost and the award-winning historical fiction series How to Get Rich. A Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA recipient, Olson lives with his family in Vermont. To learn more, visit todolson.com. Scott Allred is the illustrator of Tod Olson's award-winning How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush, How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail, and How to Get Rich on a Texas Cattle Drive.
Gregory Proch is one of the illustrators of Tod Olson's award-winning How to Get Rich on a Texas Cattle Drive and How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail.