The Legend of Strap Buckner by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
A Texas Tale

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When pride gets the better of Strap Buckner, a man known throughout Texas for his prodigious strength, he rashly challenges the devil to a contest.
 

About Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge

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Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge received a master's degree in education and library science from the University of Chicago. She has written picture books and nonfiction for children. She lives in Richmond, Indiana. Andrew Glass is the author-illustrator of Folks Call Me Appleseed John, The Sweetwater Run, and Bad Guys. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published September 1, 2001 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Infernal Fiend takes up Strap’s offer—“He saw pride in Strap’s eyes and heard the echo of it in Strap’s boast”—and succeeds in taking the tar out of Strap.

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From new settlers to the local members of the Karankawan tribe (whose impressed chief names him "Red Son of Blue Thunder"), Strap daily "went forth and knocked men down with great grace" until no one wants to come near him.

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