Trail Drive

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565541634
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmas , Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.

James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmas , Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.

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