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What If You Met a Cowboy?

What If You Met a Cowboy?

Jan Adkins; Illustrations by the author

Roaring Brook Press

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You know all about cowboys, right? They're the good guys in the white hats, carrying six-shooters and wearing fancy boots.
Well, no. Cowboys weren't like that at all. Come inside and meet Jake Peavy. He's the real deal. Jake's a crackerjack cattle herder but he wears a grubby hat and he limps from when that horse fell on him. He's small, wiry, has bad teeth, and it's been a while since he washed. Come spend some time with Jake, his saddlemates, and his fleas. You'll learn all about riding the range, roping dogies, and surviving in the down-and-dirty world that was the REAL wild West.

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Praise for What If You Met a Cowboy?

"Adkins, who illustrates his book with handsome sepia-based pen-and-ink sketches, can really turn a phrase, and his detailed histories of cattle in the United States and the varieties and uses of barbed wire are pithy as well as fascinating."—New York Times Book Review

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About the author

Jan Adkins; Illustrations by the author

Jan Adkins is the author of books including Bridges: From My Side to Yours and What If You Met a Knight? He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Jan Adkins

Jan Adkins

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