Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill


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"The anecdotes associated with Texas's fabled cowboy hero burst from the pages in rapid succession, Kellogg's robust illustrations enlarging and enriching the energetic text."—School Library Journal. "A read-aloud treat....One of Kellogg's best."—Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688099244
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/18/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 130,316
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.

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Pecos Bill 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
slblack2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pecos Bill is a tall tale. It is about a boy and his family that are moving to get away from crowed Texas. While fishing one day, Pecos Bill, is yanked overboard by a fish and is eventually picked up by a coyote. The coyotes raise him as one of their own, until one day someone finds him. Pecos shows him his skills in wrestling animals and how to herd cattle. He becomes known as the best herder and gets married to someone with similar abilities as him.
beckyhill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The life and adventures of Pecos Bill, the Texan icon. Bill is very extreme and adventuresome, which would make him very appealing to children. The plot is very fantastical and entertaining. It is set in Texas during the pioneer days. The style is simple and there is no distinguishing theme to the story. The illustrations are wonderful, colorful representations of the story. Children would find the story amusing and entertaining, and I would include this in my collection.
juanitaloo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Children will find the tall tales amusing and hilarious. The bright and colorful illustrations add to the story. This book could be used to show an example between fiction and non-fiction, exaggeration versus realism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always adored Steven Kellogg's book as a child. The illustrations are whimsical and entertaining, and the story lines are the same. I highly recommend the Steven Kellogg book for boys and girls of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a man who goes on many different adventures. First, he meets a horse and names it lightning, the next thing you know he is squeezing all of the poison out of a snake.