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Pecos Bill : The Greatest Cowboy of All Time (Hardcover)

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A Newbery Honor book in 1938, James Bowman's "Pecos Bill" remains a delightful and eye-opening introduction to a beloved American hero. Pecos Bill is a child of four when he falls off a wagon and is separated from his pioneer family. Raised by coyotes, Bill lives as one of them until a chance encounter with a lost brother puts him back in touch with our "inhuman world." Living with the coyotes, Bill has developed amazing powers, while retaining his innocence. He freely makes use of his powers, but always for good and fun.
Bowman presents these classic American tall tales with the authority of a folklorist and the light touch of a gifted storyteller. He has done his research-perusing original documents of the "early adventurers into open Range Country" and listening to stories and oral accounts of the history of the early West-and such detail adds authenticity and texture to his narrative, which keeps well clear of the stereotypes of the Western. At the same time, Bowman displays an unfailing grasp of the most important things of all-how to hold his readers' interest and how to make them laugh. His Pecos Bill, with wonderful spot illustrations by Laura Bannon, brings out the robust originality and outrageous humor of these great stories, weaving them together to form a novel of adventure, fantasy, and fun.


Publisher Random House Distribution childrens
Mfg Part# 9781590172247
SKU 202935029
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1590172248
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0254
Publisher New York Review of Books
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