Real Cowboys (Hardcover)

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By Kate Hoefler, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
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Written like a pretty cowboy song, this new picture book takes the rough and tough cowboy image to a different and deeper level.  Exquisite illustrations and heartfelt poetic messages are found on every page.  “Real Cowboys are gentle.  They know all the songs that keep cattle calm… Real cowboys cry… Real cowboys are as many different colors as the earth… Real cowboys are artists.  They create.  They dream. They make up stories….”  This stand-out book is a perfect gift for all genders as well as the horse-adventure-poet-nature lover in all of us. I can't read it too many times.

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544148925
ISBN-10: 0544148924
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English