Tales from Gizzard's Grill by Jeanne Steig

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This book includes Three Western tales,
Complete with Sheriff, Hard as nails,
A Lonesome Cowboy, Thief, and Horse,
Conniption fits, Despair, remorse;
Two broken hearts, Miss Lou-Lou, and
Miss Lou-Lou's paw,
A snake-oil man;
A Dreadful Stranger Bustin' in,
A duel that smells
As vile as sin,
At Gizzard's Grill.
And for dessert
A slab of lemon pie Don't hurt.

 

About Jeanne Steig

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Jeanne Steig is the author of several books of light verse and prose, including Alpha Beta Chowder; A Handful of Beans, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and A Gift from Zeus: Sixteen Favorite Myths, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book. Ms. Steig is also a self-taught visual artist, working almost exclusively in street finds and other discarded materials. She lives with her husband, William Steig, in Boston, Massachusetts. Sandy Turner collects junk. Sandy Turner has a dog. Sandy Turner's five foot eight, got brown eyes, and is the author of three books: Grow Up, Otto's Trunk, and Silent Night. Sandy Turner won a prize for silent night, the Ragazzi Award in Italy. He didn't win the Turner Prize. Sandy Turner says, "Only real artists win that."
 
Published May 4, 2004 by HarperCollins. 80 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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And in the wake of a stinky foot duel—“Point blank their feet were aimin’, / Right at each other’s nose, / And they yowled and gasped and each turned green, / And blue, and puce, and rose”—a blustering stranger pairs off with a (perhaps literally) crusty old lady as town exterminators.

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For example, in ""Beauty and the Beast,"" the friends of Beauty's two superficial sisters wickedly predict the outcome of the duo's move from elegant townhouse to small country cottage: ""Let them prance through the fields/ In chiffon and high heels,/ Raising arrogant brows/ At the goggle-eyed co...

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This mock-epic Western, told in rhyming text as long as the noonday sun is high, chronicles events in the dusty town of Fiasco.

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