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The Original Cowgirl

The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall

Heather Lang, Suzanne Beaky (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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Who says girls can’t be cowboys? Lucille Mulhall wasn’t like most girls in the 1890s. She didn’t give a lick about sewing or cooking or becoming a lady. Lucille had her heart set on roping and riding. At a time when most women couldn’t vote or own property, Lucille never let society’s expectations or the dangers of roping and riding stop her from pursuing her passion. Traveling around the country, she broke records and thrilled crowds with her daring acts. Soon cowboys, ranch hands, and folks all over the world cheered for the feisty and fearless girl cowboy.

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807529317, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2015

About the Author

Heather Lang once tried to learn jumps on horseback, but now she sticks to trail rides and leaves the more ambitious riding to her daughter. Her first book was Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion. She lives in Massachusetts, with her husband and four children.

Suzanne Beaky grew up in Gahanna, Ohio and studied illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and magazines, including What’s Bugging Nurse Penny? and the Hailey Twitch series. She lives with her husband and two cats in Pennsylvania.