World Footprints brings back the story of "The Long Ride" and our first children's book club review. In an effort to raise awareness about the plight of the rainforest author Lucian Spataro Jr. set off on a cross-country journey by horseback. He shares his journey in his photo journal book "The Long Ride." In our first children's book club we learned about the mis-adventures of a kid named Samuel in Lynn Glaze's book "Samuel Sails 'Round the Horn." We even received a history lesson about the Gold Rush.