Snowshoe Thompson

by Nancy Smiler Levinson,
illustrated by Joan Sandin.
Christmas is coming, and Danny's father is away digging for gold. So Danny writes him a letter: "Dear Pa, I wish you would come home for Christmas." But the snow is so deep that no one wants to carry the mail—no one except Norwegian 
Snowshoe Thompson. "You can count on me," he says, "I can make it."  Many people think he's crazy to attempt such a trip–but Danny knows better:
You can count on Snowshoe Thompson!
Level 3 I Can Read Book, Grades 2-4.  
Paperback, 64pp. 1992