The Last Cowboys

Overview

In this adventure starring grandfather and his dog Roo. The search is on for Roo's grandfather. Their journey starts with them boarding a Greyhound bus in Los Angeles and then travelling across the States. The pair end up in One Horse Town where Roo is elected sheriff and then run out of town.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (21) from $1.99   
  • New (10) from $7.71   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

In this adventure starring grandfather and his dog Roo. The search is on for Roo's grandfather. Their journey starts with them boarding a Greyhound bus in Los Angeles and then travelling across the States. The pair end up in One Horse Town where Roo is elected sheriff and then run out of town.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Grandfather and his amazing dog Roo set off from England to America to search for Roo's famous grandfather. The trip is a wild adventure right from the start, with Roo accidentally ordering several breakfasts off the room service menu. They book a trip on a Greyhound bus to travel across America in search of Roo's lost relative, but it turns out that the Greyhound bus is really a bus full of greyhounds, and they end up visiting the Silver Whippet Race Track instead of the Grand Canyon. Grandfather and Roo finally reach One Horse Town, but will they ever find Roo's grandfather? Their final destination is Hollywood, where Roo's famous grandfather is rumored to be living, but how will they get there? The family theme is reinforced as each chapter is an affectionate letter from "Grandfather" to "Child." Horse's small line illustrations add humor and life to the text as he depicts the unusual stops along the way. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
School Library Journal

Gr 2-4

An unnamed British man takes his rambunctious dog to America to find her long-lost grandfather. Roo claims that he was in movies and later belonged to a cowboy, so the man arranges to visit Hollywood and a place called Cowboy Town in hopes of finding the pooch. Instead, as his letters home to his grandchild relate, the trip is a string of disasters. First Roo misbehaves on the plane, and then the travelers discover that the Greyhound bus tour they booked is actually a ride on a bus full of greyhounds on their way to a race. Nevertheless, the two continue their search at sites such as Rabbit World (an amusement park) and the Grand Canyon. Roo's antics escalate at each stop, culminating with her being named sheriff of One Horse Town. Humorous black-and-white line drawings add dimension to the characters the pair meet along the way. A map helps readers follow the journey, though not all of the sites mentioned in the story are included. While adults may tire of the Old West stereotypes, young chapter-book readers are unlikely to notice.-Jackie Partch, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

Kirkus Reviews
Grandfather and his spunky dog Roo set out on another silly and over-the-top adventure, which this time takes these two unlikely explorers from England and across the United States in search of Roo's (in)famous grandfather, Old Blue. In their travels, which are characterized by calamities and last-minute escapes, the pair find themselves roped into such humorous situations as being stuck on a Greyhound bus with a pack of misbehaving greyhounds and being trapped in a town overrun by outlaw wild horses. Readers familiar with Horse's work will recognize familiar elements and themes, including the duo's uncanny ability to escape hair-raising situations and the cast of offbeat anthropomorphized animals that they meet along the way. As in the other Grandfather and Roo tales, this text is a series of bite-sized letters addressed to Grandfather's gender-neutral grandchild, a technique that makes the whole both palatable and approachable for transitioning independent readers. Imaginative and fun. (Fantasy. 6-8)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561454518
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,024,006
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)