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Tenth Avenue cowboy

by High, Linda Oatman.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Easy Readers J E Hig
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Easy Readers
Call Number  J E Hig
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je H
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  Je H
Ben has always dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but after he and his family move from the West to New York City, they must give up their ranch. Then Ben learns that there are cowboys in New York City. Full color.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A mounted figure galloping across a dark landscape on the jacket gives the impression that an exciting story will follow. Although there's potential for drama in this obscure bit of early twentieth-century history High draws on, her story is surprisingly quiet. Lonely and homesick, Ben misses the open spaces his family left behind when they moved to New York City. Then he hears about the Tenth Avenue Cowboys, fearless and tall in the saddle, who ride along the tracks to warn folks playing and working nearby of approaching trains. Soon Ben finds himself in the company of those men and astride a horse, not only closing in on his dream of becoming a cowboy but also finding a place for himself in his new, different surroundings. Dark, thickly painted cityscapes, lit with flashes of the sun, give a sense of Ben's sadness, while pictures of majestic horses, sparks flying from hooves pounding on the tracks, add drama mostly absent from the telling. A brief historical note completes this slight but amiable combination of wish fulfillment and history.--Zvirin, Stephanie Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Cowboys -- Fiction.
Railroad trains -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Rapids MI :Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,2008
Contributors Farnsworth, Bill.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9780802853301 (alk. paper)
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