Cowboys (Hardcover)

Voices in the Western Wind

By David L. Harrison, Dan Burr (Illustrator)

Wordsong, 9781590788776, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

The life of a cowboy driving a cattle herd was hard. It took a person with grit to drive a thousand head of longhorns along the Chisholm Trail. Cowboys faced badlands, lightning storms, and deadly twisters. But they also found time to swap stories around the campfire. David L. Harrison has created a cast of tough-as-leather cowboys who speak their minds in twenty-two entertaining poems, brought to life by Dan Burr's dramatic paintings. Readers follow the cowboys from roundup on a ranch in Texas to the one-thousand-mile trek to market in Abilene, Kansas, where they finally let loose.


About the Author

David L. Harrison is the author of more than seventy books that have sold over fifteen million copies. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Christopher Award. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Dan Burr has illustrated a number of books for young readers, including Castles: Old Stone Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Rebecca Kai Dotlich. He lives with his family in Tetonia, Idaho.


Praise For Cowboys: Voices in the Western Wind

"A companion to Harrison and Burr's Pirates (2008). . . . Burr's dramatically lit, realistic digital artwork nails the determined expressions of hard-working cowboys while creating a character in the sweeping prairie landscape. Readers who long to ride and wrangle should be entranced." --Publishers Weekly

"Git along, there, anyone with a mind to share cowboy dreams in romanticized, Old West style. (afterword)" --Kirkus Reviews

"This has an insider feel absent from many cowboy tales, and an afterword gives some historical background." --Booklist