Real cowboys

by Hoefler, Kate,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
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In Kate Hoefler's realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we've come to expect.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Using beautifully rendered, atmospheric scenes of the rugged world of cowboys on a cattle drive, this lyrical picture book declares that individuals need to be gentle and caring to be effective at what they do. Illustrations showing inclement weather, lost strays, and stampedes demonstrate that cowboys must be brave and strong and that they need to be patient, good listeners and to think of others. The cowboys shown here cry, come in different colors, and are sometimes cowgirls. The stylized, hand-stenciled, textured shapes are more fanciful than informational, but the two-page spreads of the open landscapes are breathtaking. Though extensive cattle drives ended long ago, a digital clock and automobile are pictured, placing this wild-west lullaby in a more modern setting. This is not for those wanting to explore the world of cowboys but is a lovely, quiet book about the personality traits that come in handy when the going gets tough.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Writing in prose with the lilt and plainspoken poetry of a classic cowboy song, debut author Hoefler makes a winning case that those who are home on the range are self-aware, empathic, conscientious, "as many different colors as the earth," and include "girls, too." Hoefler's text seamlessly blends the workaday with a sense of wonder. "Real cowboys are good listeners," she writes in one such passage. "They're always listening to their trail boss and to the other cowhands. Sometimes they listen for trucks, and wolves, and rushing water. And sometimes they just listen to the big wide world and its grass song." Bean (This Is My Home, This Is My School) beautifully echoes the allusive, musical quality of the text while nodding to the archetypes of the Old West. Working in layers of stenciled four-color imagery, he portrays steers mottled like fine marble, the blinding fury of a dust storm, and an endless night sky of sparkling stars. It may well persuade readers to trade their ninja outfits for chaps, bandanas, and 10-gallon hats. Ages 4-7. Illustrator's agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Cowboys -- Juvenile fiction.
Cowboys -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :2016
Contributors Bean, Jonathan, 1979- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780544148925
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