Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinCharles Sullivan's poetry accompanies twenty-two works of art that portray cowboys of the past and present. They include paintings by Charles M. Russell, sculptures by Frederic Remington and Luis Jiminez, archival and contemporary photographs, and a "Wanted" poster for Frank and Jesse James. Suggest youngsters select one as a stimulus for poetry or prose of their own. Color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4 Up-- A romanticized look at the West through 22 fine-quality reproductions of paintings, photographs, sculpture, and realia. The art included ranges from the work of Frederic Remington and Erwin Evans Smith to contemporary pieces, such as a cartoon by Gary Larson. Each plate, except for the frontispiece, is accompanied by a brief poem by Sullivan. The verses are in no way memorable; they have a sing-song rhythm and are clearly aimed at very young children. The art attributions are in museum prose that requires background knowledge. Overall, this is a kind of handsome, tea-table book rather than one for children. --George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
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