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Pecos Bill, Colossal Cowboy
     

Pecos Bill, Colossal Cowboy

by Sean Tulien (Retold by), Lisa K. Weber (Illustrator), Stone Arch Books Staff
 

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Tossed from a wagon and raised by coyotes, Pecos Bill had a strange childhood to say the least. As he grows up, this Texas-sized cowboy wrestles with wolves, grapples with a wild mare, and rides a mountain lion without even breaking a sweat! Pecos Bill is able to tame the Wild West with ease, but soon he faces an even bigger challenge — a rampaging cyclone the

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Tossed from a wagon and raised by coyotes, Pecos Bill had a strange childhood to say the least. As he grows up, this Texas-sized cowboy wrestles with wolves, grapples with a wild mare, and rides a mountain lion without even breaking a sweat! Pecos Bill is able to tame the Wild West with ease, but soon he faces an even bigger challenge — a rampaging cyclone the likes of which no one has ever seen! Pecos Bill must try to rein this wild storm in, or it will lay waste to the great American frontier.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Fantastic book! When Pecos Bill was only two months old, he could talk and had a beard and a mustache. When his family was traveling by covered wagon, he accidentally fell into the Pecos River, but instead of drowning, he swam all around and when he finally came up to the ground a coyote was waiting for him. When the coyote tried to eat him, Bill thought it tickled and started to laugh. They became friends and the coyote took Bill back to be raised with her pups. Bill learned a lot over the years and when he was told to go out on his own, he met a man at the river who was his long lost brother. He went back to his brother's cattle ranch to spend the rest of his life. Now just how does a mean horse named Widow Maker fit into this story? You are going to have to read this book to find out. The illustrations just explode off the pages. Bright, vivid colors are on every page. Readers will find new things to see each time they read the book. The text is wonderful; the vocabulary certainly has a "twang" to it. The author provides information about himself and the illustrator at the end of the book. Also included are Interesting Facts, Discussion Questions, Writing Prompts, and a Glossary. This book is absolutely perfect for both boys and girls and will excite a wide range of ages. Graphic novels are a favorite of mine as they are perfect for a reluctant reader. They are also perfect for a struggling reader who will more than likely find success in reading this one. From the first to last page, the writing will hold the readers' interest. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434222671
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Series:
Graphic Spin Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,295,272
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Sean Tulien works as a children’s book editor in Minnesota. In his free time, Sean likes to read, eat sushi, exercise outdoors, listen to loud music, play with his quirky bunny, Habibi, and his curious hamster, Buddy, and spend time with his brilliant wife, Nicolle. When he’s not doing all that stuff, Sean loves to writes books like this one.

Lisa K. Weberhas been making art for kid’s books, comics, and cartoons since graduating from Parsons School of Design in 2000. Her whimsically twisted illustrations have appeared in several publications, including The Ogre of Oglefort, and The Sisters 8, both Junior Library Guild selections, as well as The Bremen Town Musicians and the Hocus Pocus Hotel series from Capstone. She has contributed character designs and storyboards for Nickelodeon, Curious Pictures, and PBS Kids. Lisa currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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