Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

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by Trinka Hakes Noble, Tony Ross
     
 

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After driving eighty-four miles in search of some excitement, Rancher Hicks sees a turtle cross the road; meanwhile back at the ranch his wife Elna has just discovered, among other things, oil! Yeehaw!See more details below

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After driving eighty-four miles in search of some excitement, Rancher Hicks sees a turtle cross the road; meanwhile back at the ranch his wife Elna has just discovered, among other things, oil! Yeehaw!

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 Rancher Hicks leads a life so uneventful that he takes a trip to town just to see what is happening. Wife Elna stays home. While the rancher is amusing himself with the high life in Sleepy Gulchgetting his whiskers trimmed, having lunch at Millie Mildew's, and watching a turtle cross Main StreetElna is home winning contests, inheriting fortunes, starring in movies, and entertaining the President. Delightfully exaggerated, the happenings are contrasted spread by spread, switching back and forth from town to ranch with the phrase, ``Meanwhile, back at. . . .'' Double-page spreads accentuate the huge sky of the empty ranch, even after Elna's construction projects seem to fill the horizon. Ross places Elna and Rancher Hicks in a parody of an American Gothic pose that is filled with color and barely repressed merriment, wonderfully carrying out the wacky mood of Noble's tall tale. Rancher Hicks wears an expression of hilarious happiness while Elna accepts all that happens with breezy aplomb and regrets missing all the excitement in town. A book sure to create a stampede to the circulation desk. Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy Library, McKinney, Tex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140545647
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Reading Rainbow Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
221,214
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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