Stories of the Wild West Gang by Joy Cowley & Trevor Pye
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This bumper volume of stories is destined to become a family read-aloud favorite. This is not the "wild west" we're used to hearing about—this is the West family whose adventures have an almost McCloskey-like inventiveness and innocence. The Wests are everything cousin Michael is not allowed to be—noisy, crazy, and very, very messy.

About Joy Cowley & Trevor Pye

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Joy Cowley is a New Zealand language and reading specialist. She has written more than 500 books for beginning readers, many of which have been honored internationally. The Cheese Trap won the AIM Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book (1996) and Red-Eyed Tree Frog won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book (1999). She has won New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for Best Junior Fiction for Ticket to the Sky Dance (1998) and Starbright and the Dream Eater (1999). The Mouse Bride (1998) is being produced as an animated program for New Zealand television.
Published September 1, 2012 by Gecko Press. 368 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ten interrelated, longish stories, originally published individually, explore the relationship between only-child Michael's family and his cousins who have moved to town.

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