Press: Charlesbridge (February 1, 2010)
Author Name:Danneberg, Julie; Apple, Margot
A cowboy poet who can't rope, whip, or ride? who ever heard of that? Slim knows he could be a real cowboy if the ranch hands would just give him a chance.
Action-filled drawings capture the excitement of a cattle run to Dodge City.
In Danneberg's Cowboy Slim, the newcomer at the WJ Ranch confesses that he longs to be "a real cowboy," but inspired by the sights, scents, and sounds around him, Slim finds himself writing poetry instead.
Although he tries to perfect more practical skills, his fellow cowboys must rescue him from one disaster after another.
They learn the power of poetry, though, when the herd stampedes and Slim saves the day.
Proving that poetic language doesn't have to be flowery, the well-chosen words of the narrative read aloud beautifully.
Apple's detailed pencil drawings, washed with watercolors in desert tones, create a pleasing setting and a distinctive cast of characters; the cattle express emotions effectively.
A droll tribute to the long tradition of cowboy poets, this will please any young tenderfoot who feels the call of the range.
Carolyn PhelanCopyright © American Library Association.
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About the Author
Julie Danneberg is the author of several books for children, including FIRST DAY JITTERS, FIRST YEAR LETTERS, LAST DAY BLUES, COWBOY SLIM, and FAMILY REMINDERS.
She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Children's Books,Literature & Fiction,Historical Fiction,United States,Westerns,Geography & Cultures,Where We Live,Farm Life,Growing Up & Facts of Life,Friendship, Social Skills & School Life,Self-Esteem & Self-Respect
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