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Bad news for outlaws the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal

by Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

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Summary
Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. Bass always got his man, dead or alive. He achieved all this in spite of whites who didn't like the notion of a black lawman. The true story of former slave Bass Reeves, is the story of a remarkable African American hero of the Old West
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Nelson and Christie know the proper way to open a western with a showdown. Young readers first see outlaw Jim Webb bursting through a glass window; then lawman Bass Reeves' eye sighting down the barrel of his Winchester rifle. After that, kids will have no trouble loping into this picture-book biography. Born a slave, Reeves became one of the most feared and respected Deputy U.S. Marshals to tame the West. Nelson's anecdotal account gives this criminally overlooked frontier hero the same justice that Gary Paulsen did in his book for slightly older readers, The Legend of Bass Reeves (2006). The text, especially, gets into the tall-tale spirit of things ( Bass had a big job. And it suited him right down to the ground. Everything about him was big. ), while the dramatic scenes captured in Christie's stately artwork promise revisitations to the lawman's story. An exciting subject captured with narrative panache and visual swagger, Bass Reeves stands to finally gain his share of adulation from kids drawn to the rough-and-tumble Old West.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "With lively language and anecdotes, Nelson (Juneteenth) chronicles the life of African-American lawman Bass Reeves in a biography that elevates him to folk hero. The story opens with an action-packed sequence leading to Reeves killing criminal Jim Webb. The second spread has readers staring down the barrel of Reeves's rifle, in an attention-grabbing, somewhat unsettling closeup. As Webb lay dying, he "gave Bass his revolver out of respect. Bass buried Webb's body and turned in the outlaw's boots and gun belt as proof he'd gotten his man." Christie's (Yesterday I Had the Blues) dynamic full-page oil paintings portray a somber, statuesque Reeves, his big eyes shining from under the brim of his deputy's hat. The folksy language is heavy with simile ("Bass took to guns like a bear to honey") and jargon (vittles, slack-jawed cowpoke), inviting a drawly reading. It's an arresting portrait of a man who rose from escaped slave in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) to become a federal marshal who made thousands of arrests, including his own son, but killed only 14 men. A glossary, bibliography, time line and other source material are included. Ages 8-12. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Reeves, Bass Juvenile literature
United States marshals Indian Territory Biography Juvenile literature
United States marshals Oklahoma Biography Juvenile literature
African Americans Oklahoma Biography Juvenile literature
Freedmen Oklahoma Biography Juvenile literature
Frontier and pioneer life Oklahoma Juvenile literature
Outlaws Indian Territory History Juvenile literature
Outlaws Oklahoma History Juvenile literature
United States marshals Indian Territory Biography
United States marshals Oklahoma Biography
African Americans Oklahoma Biography
Freedmen Oklahoma Biography
Frontier and pioneer life Oklahoma
Robbers and outlaws Indian Territory History
Robbers and outlaws Oklahoma History
Biography & Autobiography
Sociology
Multi-Cultural
Juvenile Nonfiction
Indian Territory Biography Juvenile literature.
Oklahoma Biography Juvenile literature.
Electronic books.
Picture books for children.
Publisher Minneapolis :Lerner Publishing Group2011
2014
Contributors Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Ages 8-12
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references
ISBN 9780761357124
9781467767149
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