Phoebe Clapsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang

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"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

"This light-hearted tale is colorfully illustrated with large, whimsical pictures depicting scenes from the West." —Children's Literature

In far west Texas, Phoebe's upbringing as a southwestern belle who can also rope and ride equips her to square off ...

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Overview

"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

"This light-hearted tale is colorfully illustrated with large, whimsical pictures depicting scenes from the West." —Children's Literature

In far west Texas, Phoebe's upbringing as a southwestern belle who can also rope and ride equips her to square off against the meanest, dirtiest, and most ill-mannered cowpokes in the territory.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565549661
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Phoebe Clappsaddle Ser.
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 958,841
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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