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Best Shot in the West

The Adventures of Nat Love

Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack, Jr., Randy Duburke (Illustrator)


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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.

Praise For Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love

"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" -

"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

Chronicle Books, 9780811857499

Publication Date: January 18, 2012

About the Author

Patricia C. McKissack is the Coretta Scott King and Newbery award-winning author of more than 100 books about the African-American experience. She lives in Missouri.

Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. is the author of numerous books. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Randy DuBurke is the illustrator of several books. He lives in Switzerland.