Real Cowboys

by Kate Hoefler, Jonathan Bean

In this realistic and poetic picture book-look at the wide open west, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is replaced with a multifaceted portrayal of a life that is much more than we've come to expect. 



  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544148925
  • ISBN-10: 0544148924
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 10/04/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 40

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  • About the Book
    In Kate Hoefler’s realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we've come to expect.
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    School Library Journal’s Fuse#8 Best of 2016 


    * "...a fresh, multidimensional glimpse at those who make their home on the range." 

    —School Library Journal, STARRED review 


    * "[Real Cowboys] may well persuade readers to trade their ninja outfits for chaps, bandanas, and 10-gallon hats." 

    —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review 


    "...a lovely, quiet book about the personality traits that come in handy when the going gets tough." 



    "An eloquent response to anyone with a simplistic picture of the cowboy as a rough, tough working man and nothing else." —Kirkus 


    "Young cowpokes will appreciate the seriousness given to their passion..." 

    —Horn Book 


    "The illustrations are vibrant, somewhat abstract, and reminiscent of a vintage children’s book. Readers will be delighted to learn about the many tasks a cowboy goes through in a day because the illustrations give a colorful portrayal of their livelihood." —School Library Connection

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