Cowboy Up

Cowboy Up

by Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany
     
 

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Jake is the best bull rider in his division. He's never been thrown from a bull and doesn't see that changing anytime soon. But when he takes a bad spill during competition, he hurts more than just his arm. His confidence takes a hit, as well. Jake has to learn to cowboy up and overcome his fear before he can ride again.  See more details below

Overview

Jake is the best bull rider in his division. He's never been thrown from a bull and doesn't see that changing anytime soon. But when he takes a bad spill during competition, he hurts more than just his arm. His confidence takes a hit, as well. Jake has to learn to cowboy up and overcome his fear before he can ride again.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
Jake is a champion bull rider, the best in his division. He's never been thrown, and he hopes to win the final. In his last round of the semi-final, he draws a huge bull named King Minos, who has never let a rider last the required eight seconds. King Minos turns out to be a formidable opponent indeed, and when Jake is thrown from the bull's back the boy's shoulder is dislocated. Facing eight weeks of recovery, Jake is discouraged, but then he comes up with a plan: learn to ride left-handed instead. Weeks later, back in the arena, Jake is ready to give bull-riding another try, but then he draws King Minos again. Will his father's advice to "cowboy up" and overcome his fear help Jake ride King Minos successfully? Young readers intrigued by rodeo sports will enjoy this undemanding chapter book. The full color cover, featuring an action picture of Jake on a bull, will draw readers. Inside, full-page illustrations are black and white, with dramatic lines. End materials include a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, more about the sport of bull riding, and safety equipment and tips. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434234254
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
372,077
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

When Sean Tiffany was growing up, he lived on a small island off the coast of Maine. Every day, from sixth grade until he graduated from high school, he had to take a boat to get to school. When Sean isn't working on his art, he works on a multimedia project called "OilCan Drive," which combines music and art. He has a pet cactus named Jim.

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