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Phoebe Clappsaddle For Sheriff

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Phoebe Clappsaddle, the spunky Southwestern belle from Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang, once again combines Southern manners with a no-nonsense Western spirit to teach everyone that being a lady is more than just talking pretty and lounging around: it requires smarts and some sharp lassoing techniques!

Since the territory south of Big Spring, west of Marathon, north of Terlingua, and east of El Paso doesn't have a sheriff, the governor of the territory asks Phoebe ...

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Overview

Phoebe Clappsaddle, the spunky Southwestern belle from Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang, once again combines Southern manners with a no-nonsense Western spirit to teach everyone that being a lady is more than just talking pretty and lounging around: it requires smarts and some sharp lassoing techniques!

Since the territory south of Big Spring, west of Marathon, north of Terlingua, and east of El Paso doesn't have a sheriff, the governor of the territory asks Phoebe Clappsaddle to officially welcome the new schoolteacher, Harriet Hornswaggle. But Phoebe gets more than she bargained for when the mischievous Tumbleweed Gang, still itching for trouble despite their efforts to mend their underhanded ways, follows her and bushwhacks the town. With help from a hypersensitive talking parrot, Phoebe teaches the boys that she's not only a lady, but also a sheriff!

Melanie Chrismer is a fifth-generation native of Houston. She frequently speaks at schools and libraries, where she discusses the history of her native state as well as hints for developing writing strategies and techniques. Chrismer is a descendant of the real Phoebe Clappsaddle.

A graduate of New York's Pratt Institute, Virginia Marsh Roeder has explored many facets of the art industry, from graphic design to illustration art. Though retired from teaching art, she still illustrates children's books, often using her grandchildren as models.

Melanie Chrismer and Virginia Roeder are both members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Acclaim for Melanie Chrismer's first book, Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang:

"This old-fashioned Western is told in the format of a tall tale, making for a great read-aloud . . . the full-page illustrations bring the Old West alive for a generation of kids used to high tech and futuristic gadgets."
--School Library Journal

After Phoebe welcomes the new schoolteacher, Miss Hornswaggle, and her bird to the Texas town of Buzzard, she finds she has to put the Tumbleweed Gang in line once again.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-The star of this rowdy tale is a little lady first introduced in Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang (Pelican, 2002). While diminutive in stature, Phoebe's skills and commanding presence have won her the respect of her Texas territory and beyond. Her reputation is such that the governor asks her to meet the new schoolteacher's stagecoach, an honor normally reserved for the sheriff. The territory is, however, without one and Phoebe proudly dons the tin star formerly worn by her grandpa. The Tumbleweed Gang takes her absence as an invitation to cause trouble. In nonstop action, she must save the out-of-control coach, calm the teacher's ornery parrot, and then deal with the misdeeds of the gang. Cartoonlike illustrations evoke the ambience of Texas in the early days of statehood. This lively tribute to female empowerment should have regional appeal and will supplement tall-tale collections.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589801271
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Phoebe Clappsaddle Ser.
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,435,895
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of New Yorkís Pratt Institute, Virginia Marsh Roeder has explored many facets of the art industry, from graphic design to illustration art. Though retired from teaching art, she still illustrates childrenís books,
often using her grandchildren as models. Virginia Roeder is a members of the Society of Childrenís Book Writers and Illustrators.

MELANIE CHRISMER is a fifth-generation Houston native. She frequently speaks at schools and libraries, where she discusses the history of her native state and shares hints for developing writing techniques.

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