Rodeo Queen

Rodeo Queen

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by Marci Peschke, Tuesday Mourning

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When the rodeo comes to town, Kylie Jean decides she wants to be the Rodeo Queen! But to do that, she must learn rodeo tricks.


When the rodeo comes to town, Kylie Jean decides she wants to be the Rodeo Queen! But to do that, she must learn rodeo tricks.

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Publishers Weekly
Self-assured, chatty Kylie Jean declares, "I'm going to be a beauty queen. Just you wait and see!" Yet the eight-year-old Texan sets her sights on another title after dreaming that she's been named rodeo queen. Ruling out rope tricks and bull riding, she opts to enter the barrel-racing competition in the upcoming Wild West Rodeo, and she is tickled when her grandfather gives her a pony, one grandmother agrees to train her, and her other grandmother buys her a shirt and boots—pink to match her favorite cowboy hat. Kylie Jean's success at the rodeo is predictable, but her good nature, as well as that of her family ("If you promise to never get on a bull again, I promise to figure out a better plan for you," Kylie Jean's uncle says after her disastrous stint on a mechanical bull) offset the slightness of the story. Picturing the heroine with an oversize head and spindly limbs, Mourning's b&w cartoons, accented with pink washes, feel cheerful and fresh. Available simultaneously: Kylie Jean, Blueberry Queen; Kylie Jean, Drama Queen; and Kylie Jean, Hoop Queen. Ages 6–9. (Feb.)

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Kylie Jean Series
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Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Marci Bales Peschke was born in Indiana, grew up in Florida, and now lives in Texas, where she is a librarian. She has lived in three haunted houses, but now lives with her husband, two children, and a feisty black and white cat named Phoebe. She loves reading and watching movies.

When Tuesday Mourning was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. Now, she is an illustrator who lives in Utah. She especially loves illustrating books for kids and teenagers. When she isn’t illustrating, Tuesday loves spending time with her husband, who is an actor, and their children.

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Rodeo Queen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is more than awsome!!!!!! Its magnifesent,glorias and awsomly awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
book4children More than 1 year ago
This is the second Kylie Jean book that I have read with my daughter. I have to admit, that I am becoming more of a fan of these sweet little books with every page I turn. I've never been one for hot pink covers because the stories are usually just fluff and rather pointless, but that is not the case with Kylie Jean. In Rodeo Queen, Kylie decides that she wants to compete in the rodeo but she has to learn a new skill in order to do so. Not everything comes easily to her, though. She tries steer roping and bull riding before finally settling on barrel racing. Once she has decided that she can handle the sport, she has to practice constantly for weeks. She learns to work hard and stick with her commitments until the end. My daughter wants to be a cowgirl when she grows up, and this book appealed to her horse loving side. Kylie develops a special bond with her horse, Star, and learns how to properly care for her. The writing is engaging and the story is sweet, while still delivering a positive message. The Illustrations: As always, Tuesday Mourning delivers beautiful artwork that enhances the story and provides a delightful visual aid to keep younger readers engaged. I wish I could buy these books as ebooks. I would have purchased the entire collection by now. But alas, they are only available as paperback.