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Grab your wide-brimmed hat, chaps, and spurs--let's round 'em up and move 'em along! The cowboys of the West are going on a cattle drive!
In words and pictures, Gail Gibbons captures all the excitement and adventure of cowboy life. Her colorful watercolors re-create cowboys' clothing, equipment, and lifestyle, and the lively text includes descriptions of famous cowboys and cowgirls, as well as historical facts.
True to Gail Gibbons's fine reputation as a nonfiction author for kids, Cowboys and Cowgirls will delight, excite, and inform any young buckaroo.
About the Author
Gail Gibbons has written and illustrated more than one hundred informational books for children, including Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids, Knights in Shining Armor, and Cowboys and Cowgirls: Yippie-Yay! A talented writer who turns fact into entertainment, she has traveled across the country to research topics as diverse as deep-sea submersibles, the Old West, and more. Gail Gibbons divides her time between a cottage on Matinicus Island off the coast of Maine and a farmhouse in Vermont surrounded by sugar maple trees.
Praise for Cowboys and Cowgirls: Yippee-Yay!:
"Almost everything kids ever wanted to know about cowboys is packed into this colorful picture book." --Booklist
Praise for Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea:
"An evocative and fact-filled entrée to oceanography, this'll whet kids' appetites for more technical and detailed approaches." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for Knights in Shining Armor:
"Children won't want to surrender this book, so buy multiple copies." --Booklist
"A shining example of the type of non-fiction that Gibbons does well." --School Library Journal
Praise for Pirates: Robbers of the High Seas:
"A successful melding of fun and fact." --Booklist
Praise for Recycle! A Handbook for Kids:
"Attractive and timely, an excellent introduction." --Kirkus Reviews
"Here's Gibbons, doing what she does best--taking a subject that's interesting to kids (and part of the curriculum), honing it down to the essential information, and presenting it in an appealing format." --Booklist