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You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! Dust You'd Rather Not Settle (You Wouldn't Want to...)

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Looks through the eyes of the fictional marshal of an imaginary town called Dustville to show what life was like on the Great Plains just after the Civil War.

This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: History and Nature of Science Social Studies: Time, Continuity, & Change
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Franklin Watts
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Amy
Apr 30, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town takes place in a fictional wild west town called Dustville, and "you" are the town sheriff. Despite the fictional town, though, the book does right by history, and provides a good *general* introduction to the trials and tribulations of life in a wild west town. A great many elements of what western life was like are there, from discussion of how buffalo were hunted to the brink of extinction, to vigilante justice, to cattle drives, to violations of ...more
Mrs. Carey
Aug 05, 2015 Mrs. Carey rated it liked it
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The wild west was wild, but it was also dirty, dusty, and difficult.
Abraham Ray
interesting book of the old west.
Kevin Bowerman
Dec 10, 2012 Kevin Bowerman rated it it was amazing
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town is a great, short informational picture book, written so you are the main character, who is the marshal of a town called Dustville. It brings you through the daily life of a marshal, and tells you about many historical events. You learn about entertainment, dangers, etc. that people had to live with in a Wild West Town.
Barbara
This series of books takes a non-serious look at the less than bright side of whatever historical period is being written about. In this case readers are made aware of the perils of western life including scurvy, having teet pulled by the blacksmith and Indians.
Diana
I love this series of children's books, they give the basics of an historical event or figure in a fun way that will interest kids.
Michelle Renee
May 17, 2013 Michelle Renee rated it it was amazing
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Amusing and comical illustrations; as well as a great written story of course. To the point, and I'd read it again!
Sue
May 16, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it
LOVED the illustrations; story was good too.
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Mar 31, 2009 Timothy rated it liked it
I like the humor in history it gives
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