Folks might think Pecos Bill was nothing but trouble. After all, he was raised by coyotes in the Wild West. And he made friends with a gang of outlaws. But Bill had a heart of gold. All he wanted was to be the best cowboy. So Bill learned to ride a mountain lion and lasso a tornado. He found himself a dynamite-eating horse. Then he met his match in a girl named Sue. Author Stephen Krensky and illustrator Paul Tong capture Pecos Bill’s spirit in this fast-paced tale.
About the Author
Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes.
He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The On My Own Folklore series continues with the story of Pecos Bill by Stephen Krensky with illustrations by Paul Tong. Pecos Bill is the amazing tale of a boy, raised by coyotes, who grows up to be afraid of nothing and no one. Famous for wrestling bears,rattle snakes and mountain lions, taming wild stallions, and riding a tornado, Pecos Bill's story is about as tall as they come. This classic tale is a sure hit for children who dream big, and will allow the tale of Pecos Bill to live on.