Wild West shows : rough riders and sure shots

by Alter, Judy, 1938-

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 791.84 ALT
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j 791.84 ALT
This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a "For Further Reading" list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-7. Buffalo Bill is the focus of this brief photo-essay about the popular culture of the Wild West show that helped shape our image of the American West; it is part of the First Book: Performances and Entertainment series. The writing style is sometimes dull and disjointed, and middle-graders will need some historical background for the pageantry and costume drama. The book design is colorful, in keeping with the spectacle of its subject; the text is printed on dull gold paper; and there are lots of stirring photographs and full-color posters of the performers. Includes a short glossary and bibliography. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series First book.
Subjects Wild west shows -- Juvenile literature.
Wild west shows.
West (U.S.) -- History.
Publisher New York :F. Watts,1997
Language English
Description 63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 61) and index.
ISBN 0531202747 (lib. bdg.)
0531158756 (pbk.)
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