Cowboy Country by Ann Herbert Scott

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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.
 

About Ann Herbert Scott

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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.
 
Published August 15, 1993 by Clarion Books. 48 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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A cowboy (``about as real as an old buckaroo can get'') takes a boy who's ``never met a real cowboy before'' to his ranch, saddles him a pinto, and takes him out on the range for an overnight, sharing memories and know-how in laconic, wonderfully well-honed descriptions in the manner of one who h...

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PW said Scott's text ""succinctly captures the laconic speaking rhythms and distinctive jargon of her subject,"" while the full-spread watercolor art ""conveys the spectrum of Southwestern scenery."" Ages 5-8.

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``You say you've never been to cowboy country and you'd like to take a look,'' says Scott's nameless narrator, a genial old-time buckaroo who conducts a young companion (and the reader) on a horseback tour of Southwestern cattle lands.

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