Best Shot in the West

The Adventures of Nat Love

By Patricia C. McKissack; Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr.; Randy DuBurke (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811857499, 129pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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Description
From acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. comes a thrilling biography of an unforgettable man told in compelling graphic novel form. Born into slavery in 1854, Nat Love, also known as Deadwood Dick, grew up to become the most famous African-American cowboy in the Old West. A contemporary and acquaintance of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, Nat was widely known as an expert roper and driver, a crack shot, and a real Wild West character. Featuring lively full-color artwork by Randy DuBurke, Best Shot in the West is an exhilarating mix of high-interest historical fiction and nonstop adventure.



About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award
winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her
husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fredrick McKissack has nearly 20 years experience as a writer and an editor. His articles, op-eds, and reviews have been published in "The Washington Post, " "Vibe Magazine", and others. He lives in Ft. Wayne, Ind. with his wife, Lisa and their son, Mark.

Randy DuBurke is a full-time artist, whose work has appeared in books for young readers, DC and Marvel comics, The New York Times, and MAD magazine. A native of Brooklyn, New York, DuBurke now lives in Switzerland with his wife and their two sons.


Praise For Best Shot in the West

"A fine introduction to a little-known piece of Americana" - Publishers Weekly

"Coated in a patina of genuine history" - Booklist

"Beautifully illustrated, and will take you back to the time of outlaws and sharpshooters" - Education.com

"Action-packed... Lively illustrations done in a painterly style bring the action to life." - SLJ Teen

"A perfect use of the graphic format to celebrate the life of a legendary American. History that's fun to read.and important." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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