Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry

Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry

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A leading anthologizer of young adult poetry and a renowned illustrator join forces in this stunning tribute to the West and the heroic spirit of the American cowboy. The first of its kind, Home on the Range collects nearly twenty humorous works and heartfelt ballads, most never before available to a wide audience. Leading cowboy poets, both men and women, here celebrate the freedom of the trail, the love of the land, and the West as it once was and for some, still is. Majestically illustrated and beautifully designed, this book is sure to become an American treasure for readers from eight to eighty.

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ISBN-13: 9780803719101
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EmilyNagtegaal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cowboys have kept the attention of people around the world for years. The stories of their life on the range have been the subject of numerous books and hundreds of movies. People have always wondered what it would be like to live as a cowboy in the American West. ¿Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry¿ by Paul B. Janeczko is a brilliant collection of poetry that reflects and describes the life and times of cowboys from all walks of the Midwest. There are poems about every aspect of the life and activities of a cowboy. From barn cats to coyotes, the poems cover everything and anything that is involved with being a cowboy. The poems take the reader on trips from San Pedro to the dust filled cattle trails of the Midwest. The vivid imagery in the poems¿ language takes the reader through the rugged and beautiful world of the cowboy as he travels from town to town or as he herds cattle on a ranch. The pictures, paired with the striking poetry, are a wonderful combination that brings to life the world of the cowboy. I really loved reading this book of poems since I have always wondered what it would be like to be a cowboy. These poems give a wonderful glimpse into the world of the cowboys. ¿Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry¿ is a great collection of poems about the cowboy lifestyle and adventures that will engage young children especially, but readers of all ages will enjoy this book.