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Phoebe Clapsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang
     

Phoebe Clapsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang

by Melanie Chrismer, Virginia Roeder (Illustrator)
 

Long ago in south Texas lived a Southwestern belle named Phoebe Clappsaddle. When the good-for-nothing Tumbleweed Gang blew into town, it was time for Phoebe to teach them a lesson in riding, roping, and good manners.

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Long ago in south Texas lived a Southwestern belle named Phoebe Clappsaddle. When the good-for-nothing Tumbleweed Gang blew into town, it was time for Phoebe to teach them a lesson in riding, roping, and good manners.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Phoebe has all the Southern manners taught to her by her "sweet mama," as well as the Western skills taught to her by her "rancher pa." She enters her "flame-thrower chili" in a contest at the annual rodeo against the Tumbleweed Gang, "the meanest, dirtiest cowpokes in the territory," and wins. She hops off her horse in a proper skirt with a pink lariat in the calf-tying contest, ropes and ties the calf, curtsies, and beats the gang again. When the sore losers try to run her out of town, she teaches them a lesson they never forget. This old-fashioned Western is told in the format of a tall tale, making for a great read-aloud. Using bright blue, yellow, and greens for the clothes, and, of course, reds and whites for the bandannas, all set against a warm earth-toned background, the full-page illustrations bring the Old West alive for a generation of kids used to high tech and futuristic gadgets.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565549661
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Series:
Phoebe Clappsaddle Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

A fifth-generation Houstonian and full-time writer, Melanie Chrismer attended both Texas A&M University and Houston Baptist University. She frequently speaks at schools and libraries, giving presentations on developing writing strategies and the history of Texas as well as roping demonstrations with her practice bull, Medium-Rare. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Women Writing the West, the Texas Coalition of Authors, and the International Reading Association.

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. Virginia Roeder is a members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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