Cowboys by David L. Harrison
Voices in the Western Wind

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The life of a cowboy driving a cattle herd was hard. It took a person with grit to drive a thousand head of longhorns along the Chisholm Trail. Cowboys faced badlands, lightning storms, and deadly twisters. But they also found time to swap stories around the campfire. David L. Harrison has created a cast of tough-as-leather cowboys who speak their minds in twenty-two entertaining poems, brought to life by Dan Burr’s dramatic paintings. Readers follow the cowboys from roundup on a ranch in Texas to the one-thousand-mile trek to market in Abilene, Kansas, where they finally let loose.
 

About David L. Harrison

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David L. Harrison is the author of more than seventy books that have sold over fifteen million copies. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Christopher Award. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.Dan Burr has illustrated a number of books for young readers, including Castles: Old Stone Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Rebecca Kai Dotlich. He lives with his family in Tetonia, Idaho.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Wordsong. 48 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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“You need sand in your gizzard / to wrangle wild cows, / chaps for fendin’ off thorns / or horses with a taste / for cowpoke leg.” They pose in full regalia, branding a calf, mending barbed wire, gazing up at the stars, trying desperately to stay on horseback amid a stampede, lazing around the ch...

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Cowboys and Aliens is a good movie, a really good movie.

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One set piece in particular, which takes place on an open playing field (so to speak) is a film highlight, as Craig does what is effectively his “James Bond in the Old West” performance while kicking ass and taking intergalactic names as much as he can being on the clearly outmatched team.

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Oregon Live

If "Cowboys & Aliens" is what it takes to get Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig to star in a Western these days, well, I guess that's fine.

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Common Sense Media

Overall, if one is looking to go and see a movie, any movie, this movie is okay, but I won't watch it, again, when it comes out "on demand".

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Boston.com

“Cowboys & Aliens’’ - it sounds like a game you’d play in a 21st century backyard.

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NY Daily News

'Cowboys & Aliens' review: Wild West sci-fi flick is more mild - NY Daily News Tuesday, Ma...

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Mail Online

Close encounters of the grumpy kind: Harrison Ford (left) and Daniel craig in Cowboys & Aliens It also shoots itself in the foot by casting two of cinema’s grouchiest actors, Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.

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(Middle schools, high schools, small libraries, all libraries, etc.) Public libraries with a need for more poetry collections or a high interest in the west.

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Cowboys & Aliens credits seven different people.

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Badass Digest

How does a movie with a title like COWBOYS AND ALIENS end up so generic?

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