Bubba the Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale

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Bubba is bossed around the family ranch by his wicked step-daddy and his nasty stepbrothers, Dwayne and Milton. Bubba never complains, though. He's a real cowboy - tough as leather (and cute as a cow's ear).

When Miz Lurleen, the purtiest rancher in Texas, decides to throw a ball to find herself a real feller, Bubba has to stay at home. "You smell more like the cattle than the cattle do," laugh Dwayne and Milton. But with the help of Bubba's ...

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Overview

Bubba is bossed around the family ranch by his wicked step-daddy and his nasty stepbrothers, Dwayne and Milton. Bubba never complains, though. He's a real cowboy - tough as leather (and cute as a cow's ear).

When Miz Lurleen, the purtiest rancher in Texas, decides to throw a ball to find herself a real feller, Bubba has to stay at home. "You smell more like the cattle than the cattle do," laugh Dwayne and Milton. But with the help of Bubba's fairy godcow, and a little Texas magic, Miz Lurleen finds the cowboy prince she's always dreamed of.

With its western brand of language and humor, this Texas retelling of the Cinderella story will really rope in readers.

Loosely based on "Cinderella," this story is set in Texas, the fairy godmother is a cow, and the hero, named Bubba, is the stepson of a wicked rancher.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
The premise isn't original, but the execution and artwork certainly are. Bubba is a ranch hand, with two dimwitted, lazy stepbrothers. When Miz Lurleen, a rich rancher from down the road, throws a ball, of course Bubba doesn't have the proper clothes. He is rescued by a fairy godcow, who turns one of the longhorns into a white stallion and Bubba's threads into a fabulous Stetson and crisp jeans. At midnight, Bubba loses his cowboy boot, but eventually Miz Lurleen finds Bubba and they ride off into the sunset. The text is full of outrageous Texas-size sayings, such as "darker than a black bull at midnight" and "another ten dollar Stetson on a five cent head." The paintings are brightly colored and fanciful, with wonderful perplexed expressions on the rest of the cattle when the fairy godcow shows up. Great fun and a wonderful twist on the Cinderella story.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590255066
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 100,833
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.32 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


Author of the popular children’s book, Armadillo Tattletale, Helen Ketteman is an exceptional writer of over 13 books and has appeared on both television and radio. She has an Associates of Arts Degree from Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has taught both high school English and elementary school and has also taught continuing education classes in writing picture books at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She has spoken to adult writing classes on writing picture books, and often visits elementary schools. She is currently living in San Francisco, CA.
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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    This book is a hoot.

    I thought "Bubba and Cowboy Prince" was a hoot. I read this book to a group of 1st graders that really enjoyed it. The book is fun to read and keeps the audience in stitches.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    Great New Take on an Old Favorite

    I won't tell waht the old favorite is because you'll have so much fun discovering it for yourself. This is a great read aloud, especially if you have a Texas accent. The illustrations are by Andy Warhol's nephew and have a lot of funny details.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2006

    Great Children's Story

    My 2yr. old and 5yr. old boys love this story and they never get tired to listening to it and it holds them til the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2004

    Buy this here book for your cowboy

    The BEST book we own, by far. I love reading this to our little man....now he is 5. I purchased 15 copies to give as birthday gifts. I have 2 left. Both parents and the children I give this book to give it great reviews. BUY IT :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    Keeps the kids entertained!

    I read this book several times to my first grade class. They can not get enough of it. It is a great, amusing variation of the classic fairy tale Cinerella, that all of the children enjoyed and loved. They love to read it over and over again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    Bubba The Cowboy Prince

    This book is awesome because it is about cowboys.When you read this book you will fell sorry for Bubba and how terrible his brothers and father treat him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    You'll Love It!

    I thought this book was funny because the Cinderella character is a cowboy. Even though Bubba's wicked stepdaddy spoiled his brothers he never complained about his chores. This book also had a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    This Is a Great Book!

    This book is different and makes me want to be a cowboy.It has a cowboy replacing Cinderella and a fairy godmother that is a cow!It is really funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2000

    YAHOO! What fun!

    We live in Texas and our youngest daughter absolutely loves this book. We have had to check it out of our local library so many times that we are buying it for her 3rd birthday. The Texas sayin's are gen-u-wine!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2000

    Rootin Tootin great story

    A story you love to read to your child over and over again and never get tired of.

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