Trail Drive

Trail Drive

by James Rice
     
 

After the Civil War, millions of wild Longhorn cattle roamed the plains of Texas. The cowboys had to round up the herds of cattle and move them to markets 1,000 miles to the north.

Overview

After the Civil War, millions of wild Longhorn cattle roamed the plains of Texas. The cowboys had to round up the herds of cattle and move them to markets 1,000 miles to the north.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
The many hardships and dangers of driving a herd of cattle from the brush country of South Texas to the cattle markets of Kansas, in the years following the Civil War, are depicted in this picture book using a brief factual text and humorous color illustrations. The straightforward account of the cowboy's work is somewhat enlivened by the comments of Texas Jack, an anthropomorphic jackrabbit who appears on every page with a comment expressed in an exaggerated Texas drawl.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565541634
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican’s treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Rice’s first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas®, has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers can enjoy more of Gaston®’s adventures in Gaston® Goes to Mardi Gras and sample Rice’s other children’s stories with favorites such as Texas Jack at the Alamo. With more than 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council, among others. Years after his death, Rice’s family found the art and text Gaston® Joins the Circus, and this discovery has brought Gaston® back for one more adventure!

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