Whistling Willie from Amarillo, Texas (Hardcover)

By Jo Harper, Josephine Harper, David Harrington (Illustrator)

Pelican Publishing Company, 9781455620562, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

Young Willie has always wanted to be a Texas Ranger. But the Rangers are lean and tough and very serious, and Willie smiles and whistles all the time and has a belly that just about covers up his snakeskin belt. Willie doesn't even look tough in his Stetson and boots. One Fourth of July so hot the fence posts wither, Sidewinder Slim and Corkscrew Slade sneak in and swipe the townfolk's ice-cold soda pop and ice cream. When even the rough, tough Texas Rangers can't apprehend the varmints, it's up to Willie and his whistle to bring them to justice.

This humorous tale of an unlikely hero with an unusual talent is filled with knee-slapping, hooligan-rustling fun. Readers will see that everyone has valuable skills, no matter how they appear on the outside. With clever illustrations and a can-do message, this tall Texas tale will delight readers of all ages. Included is information on the real-life Texas Rangers.