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Tiger's New Cowboy Boots
     

Tiger's New Cowboy Boots

by Irene Morck, Georgia Graham (Illustrator)
 

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Alberta Children's Book of the Year

Alberta Book Illustration Award

Finally, Tiger has real cowboy boots for the annual cattle drive up at Uncle Roy's ranch. As the only city kid on the trail, he wants to make a good impression. But does anyone notice?

There is just too much to do. And boy - can the trail be rough! By the time it's all over, Tiger has

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Alberta Children's Book of the Year

Alberta Book Illustration Award

Finally, Tiger has real cowboy boots for the annual cattle drive up at Uncle Roy's ranch. As the only city kid on the trail, he wants to make a good impression. But does anyone notice?

There is just too much to do. And boy - can the trail be rough! By the time it's all over, Tiger has learned a whole lot about what real means.

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Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
Every year Tiger travels to his Uncle Roy's to help with the annual cattle drive to move the animals to their summer pasture. In year's past, Tiger has always had to wear tennis shoes while the other cowboys had boots. This year, Tiger finally has a pair of brand new cowboy boots and can't wait to show them off. He feels like a real cowboy. When he arrives at the ranch, nobody notices his brand new boots. Tiger figures everyone is just too busy to pay attention. The day wears on and the work of keeping the cattle together becomes tougher and dirtier, just like Tiger's boots. When they finally reach the pasture, Tiger and his boots are "muddy, stained , and soggy." Only then, after all of his hard work does anyone notice that Tiger has "new" cowboy boots. Morck uses her experience as a writer and rancher to humorously bring to life the calamities and obstacles that sometimes befall hard-working cowboys and cowgirls. Graham, one of Canada's finest western illustrators, uses the Rocky Mountain foothills as a beautiful backdrop to the wonderful story created by Morck.
From the Publisher
"Feisty."

Publishers Weekly

"One of the most attractive kids' books . . . since A Prairie Alphabet."

Saskatoon Star Phoenix

"Realistic, full-colour art captures the sweep of the landscape and the rough and ready process of moving 400 cows and calves up mucky trails and across rivers."

Quill & Quire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889951815
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
01/14/2003
Series:
Northern Lights Books for Children Series
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
11.06(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Irene Morck is the author of several children's books including Old Bird, Five Pennies and Apples and Angel Ladders. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in magazine anthologies and on the radio. She and her husband live on a farm near Spruce View, Alberta.

Artist, Author and Illustrator Georgia Graham was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She loved drawing as long as she can remember and has been hooked on chalk pastels since her mom gave her a set when she was in grade four. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1982 where she studied Visual Communication. She first used her art for children by drawing pictures for her Sunday School class while telling Bible stories. Since then she has been slowly developing her illustrating skills.

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