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Best shot in the West : the adventures of Nat Love

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
Available (6)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Children's Graphic Novels j F594.L892 M34 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  j F594.L892 M34 2012
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Graphic Novels j F594.L892 M34 2012
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  j F594.L892 M34 2012
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Biography J 92 BIO LOVE 2012 CRAFTON 6/12
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 BIO LOVE 2012 CRAFTON 6/12
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Graphic Novels J F MCK
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  J F MCK
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Graphic Novel JFGN 92 LOVE
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novel
 
Call Number  JFGN 92 LOVE
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Biography J 92 LOVE GRA
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 LOVE GRA
 
 
 
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
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Summary
From acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. comes a thrilling biography of an unforgettable man told in compelling graphic novel form. Born into slavery in 1854, Nat Love, also known as Deadwood Dick, grew up to become the most famous African-American cowboy in the Old West. A contemporary and acquaintance of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, Nat was widely known as an expert roper and driver, a crack shot, and a real Wild West character. Featuring lively full-color artwork by Randy DuBurke,Best Shot in the West is an exhilarating mix of high-interest historical fiction and nonstop adventure.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Somewhat more sensationalistic than the book itself, the title gives short shrift to the many other skills and attributes that saw historical figure Nat Love through a rugged life in the Old West. A freed slave, cattle driver, master horseman, and, indeed, crack shot, Love adventured through many harrowing experiences and into contact with many other notables of the era, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, and Billy the Kid. The writing makes little use of hyperbole, allowing the natural drama of horse-roping contests, a kidnapping by a Native American tribe, and driving cattle through a fierce lightning storm to hold readers' attention. The McKissacks also highlight the inherent fortitude and quick-wittedness of the man nicknamed Deadwood Dick, as well as the high value he placed on friendship. The unique art fills highly realistic figures (some even seem to be taken from old photos) and backgrounds with sprays of grainy color that make the story seem like it's coated in a patina of genuine history.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Although you wouldn't know it from typical cowboy stories and movies, about a quarter of actual cowhands were African-American, and this is the story of the most famous of them, the champion horse breaker and rifle shot known as Deadwood Dick. Nat Love was born into slavery in Tennessee, but left after emancipation to go to Dodge City, Kans., and find fortune as a cowboy. A nonstop run of cattle drives, shooting contests, and adventures in Indian Territory-interspersed with meetings with Bat Masterson and the like-follows until Love retires to become a Pullman porter. Based on his 1907 autobiography, much of this lively tale probably stretches the truth in the penny dreadful style of the day, but the McKissacks and DuBurke bring this world alive with judicious quotations-on buying his first suit of new clothes, Love says, "I looked like a man. I felt like a man"-and, in particular, dramatic full-color art. DuBurke channels elements of classic art of the Old West-the horses, guns, and Indians all feel authentic-while keeping strong characterization at the forefront. While a bit more history might have been welcome, the result is a fine introduction to a little-known piece of Americana. Ages 12-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Love, Nat, -- 1854-1921 -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Love, Nat, -- 1854-1921 -- Cartoons and comics.
African American cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
African American cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Cartoons and comics.
Cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Cartoons and comics.
African Americans -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics.
Cartoons and comics.
West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Cartoons and comics.
Biographical comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher San Francisco :Chronicle Books,2012
Other Titles Life and adventures of Nat Love.
Contributors McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.
DuBurke, Randy.
Love, Nat, 1854-1921. Life and adventures of Nat Love.
Language English
Notes Based on: The life and adventures of Nat Love, better known in the cattle country as "Deadwood Dick."
Description 129 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780811857499 (hardcover)
0811857492 (hardcover)
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