In Kate Hoefler’s realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we've come to expect.
Praise For Real Cowboys…
School Library Journal’s Fuse#8 Best of 2016 * "...a fresh, multidimensional glimpse at those who make their home on the range." —School Library Journal, STARRED review * "[Real Cowboys] may well persuade readers to trade their ninja outfits for chaps, bandanas, and 10-gallon hats." —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review "...a lovely, quiet book about the personality traits that come in handy when the going gets tough." —Booklist "An eloquent response to anyone with a simplistic picture of the cowboy as a rough, tough working man and nothing else." —Kirkus "Young cowpokes will appreciate the seriousness given to their passion..." —Horn Book "The illustrations are vibrant, somewhat abstract, and reminiscent of a vintage children’s book. Readers will be delighted to learn about the many tasks a cowboy goes through in a day because the illustrations give a colorful portrayal of their livelihood." —School Library Connection —
Clarion Books, 9780544148925, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
About the Author
Jonathan Bean's illustrations and writings have received widespread recognition. He has won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award twice, for At Night and Building Our House.