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The One that Got Away

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In this zany book with a Wild West setting, three cowpokes chase and corral "ones." "This offbeat but endearing little book exhibits a congenial marriage between text and illustration, at once whimsical and humorous." -- School Library Journal
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 23rd 1992 by Clarion Books
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Mar 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 2-5 year olds & the adults who love them
An interesting review in the New York Review of Books of Percival Everett’s Assumption and the approach of my niece Claire’s sixth birthday came together recently to bring this book to my attention. In the course of compiling an Everett bibliography, I discovered that he had written a children's book, and it worked out that my trusty LA County library had a copy.

So here we are.

The story tells of the travails of three unnamed cowpokes who capture a herd of “ones” but then have to go and track dow
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-brant
Only Percival Everett would write a counting book that plays with language. Quite droll. The illustrations are a bit cartoonish for my taste, but I suppose that fits with the book's humor.
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Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book so much for the quality time with my little cowpoke niece and nephews..... recently re-discovered with my great-niece!
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Percival L. Everett (born 1956) is an American writer and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

There might not be a more fertile mind in American fiction today than Everett’s. In 22 years, he has written 19 books, including a farcical Western, a savage satire of the publishing industry, a children’s story spoofing counting books, retellings of the Greek myths
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