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Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story

Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story

1998 Story Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Julius Lester
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
ISBN: 0-8037-1787-3
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Bob Lemmons, a former slave, was a cowboy with legendary tracking ability. In this spectacular picture book, the reader goes along with Bob and his stallion, Warrior, as he tracks a herd of wild mustangs for days and ultimately brings them back to his ranch. The combination of Lester’s poetic prose and Pinkney’s illustrations makes this a most unusual biography with appeal to a wide range of readers - horse-lovers, history-lovers, naturalists, and lovers of a good story. The pictures of thundering, galloping horses are unmatched.
Kemie Nix   ©1998 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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