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Cowboy Country

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As he rides through cowboy country, an old buckaroo tells how he became a cowboy, what the work was like in the old days, what it's like now, and what a beginner needs to know.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 15th 1993 by Clarion Books
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Nov 30, 2012 Caitlin rated it really liked it
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This story begins in an old pickup truck, with an old timer cowboy and his dog Matilda. He tells you about how cowboys live, and work off the ranch. He takes you to get the horses and you go for an overnight ride. The whole story is of this old cowboy talking to you, when I read this book I thought that the way it was written was really neat. You learn all sorts of neat things about working cows from horseback, and about how times have changed things out west. The illustrations are beautiful as ...more
Not a book for a story time, but perfect for any young kids (especially boys) who are interested in cowboys and the Old West. A good account of how things have changed over the years in cowboying. The book got me to slightly understanding better why my uncle(s) love their western ways so much--the ones I just didn't understand while growing up. Who wouldn't want time to think and reflect, and commune with all around you? But I could do that in different ways that don't involve taking care of cat ...more
I was obsessed with horses when I was a kid.
I love how the grandpa was trying to his his grandson interested in his way of life. Yeah, the kid probably won't grow up to be a rancher, but having a long life appreciation of wildlife and livestock and horses never heard anyone. :) Besides, when the kid makes it big in corporate, he can have vacations at a dude ranch and won't be an instructor! lol
Apr 17, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
This book holds a special place in my heart. I know the "cowboy" in the story and have spent time on the ranch they highlight. The illustrator did a fantastic job, the details are so exact and just match the characteristics of the cowboy and area.
Aug 22, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it
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Kids will love this book if they have any interest in ranching or cowboy life. It's also likely to appeal to kids who like nonfiction.

The art is very well-done, and the story encompasses many aspects of cowboy life.
Jul 02, 2008 Karen rated it liked it
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While I enjoyed it, my son seemed a little bored. There are quite a lot of words per page and that tends to make him antsy. He may enjoy it more when he gets older.
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Ann Herbert Scott describes herself as "a transplanted Easterner who has come to love the wide skies and far mountain ranges of the West." She is the author of SAM, ON MOTHER'S LAP, and several other picture books. She lives Benicia, California.

Ann Herbert Scott was born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and grew up writing. Her first children's book, co-authored with a friend and never published,
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