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I Want to be a Cowgirl

Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross (Illustrator)


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Meet a city girl with a big Wild West dream.

"I don't want to be a good girl-
Good girls have no fun.
I can't play quiet games indoors,
I love the rain and sun.
I don't want to be a girly girl
Who likes to sit and chat.
I just want to be a cowgirl, Daddy,
What's so wrong with that?"

From the window of a high-rise city apartment, a little girl imagines a very different view and dreams of a very different life, but does it have to be just a dream?

The big city meets the wild Wild West in Jeanne Willis's lyrical text, accompanied by hilarious illustrations from Tony Ross.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805069976, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002

About the Author

Jeanne Willis is the author of many books for young readers, including the popular Professor Xargle series, which was also illustrated by Tony Ross. Ms. Willis lives in London, England, with her husband and children.

Tony Ross was born in England and studied at the Liverpool School of Art. Many of his more than fifty children's books have won awards throughout the world. Mr. Ross lives with his wife and daughter in Cheshire, England.