Browse Abstracts (25 total)

| by De Leeuw, Adele

Horseshoe Harry is a cowboy who lives on the range in Wyoming. He gets tired of the range and wants to see the sea. So he sets off for the coast and ends up on a ship that captures whales. He finds out that he does not like the sea as much as he thought he would.

| by Levitin, Sonia

A family travels across country to go live with their dad in California. Their trip is long but full of interesting adventures and surprises.

| by Birney, Betty

A friendship grows between a group of cowboys and a giant beast. It is an exciting legend.

| by McPhail, David

Moony B. Finch is an excellent artist and everything he draws comes to life. When Moony draws an old-fashioned passenger train, the train gets held up by Wild Willie. Moony saves the day by drawing a picture of Wild Willie and erasing it. Moony then draws a picture of his house so he can return home.

| by Howard, Arthur

Six year-old Jeremy points out many interesting changes he has undergone since he was five years old, including playing with his favorite car and thinking about his career. However, his best friend, Mark, is still his favorite.

| by Gardella, Tricia

A young boy follows his father throughout the day on a ranch. The boy enjoys working with his father and helping him out. He admires his father.

| by Clark, Ann Nolan

In the Dakotas, a buffalo bull baby is born to the Sioux. Its life is traced as it learns from the herd and grows to eventually become its leader.

| by Karas, G. Brian

Ned, a cowboy, and his mom leave their home in the West to move to the swamp. Ned hates the swamp and mean Big Head Ed at school. Big Head Ed picks on Ned because he is a cowboy. One day Ned becomes a hero at school when he uses his lasso to quiet Big Head Ed.

| by Lowell, Susan

Little Red Cowboy Hat is sent to her Grandma's house to cheer her up. Along the way Little Red runs into a wolf but escapes. When she arrives at Grandma's, Little Red finds the wolf in Grandma's bed!Fortunately Grandma saves Little Red before she is eaten by the wolf.

| by Feiffer, Jules

Raymond is busy fighting pirates, cowboys, and martians, but MEANWHILE...mom wants his help time and time again. Will Raymond ever listen?

| by Johnston, Tony

After her father dies, Farethee Well, is left with a huge herd of longhorns on a big Texas farm to find a husband to help her run it. She must determine whether or not he is a real cowboy by his sensitivity while riding a horse with a blackeyed pea under the saddle.

| by D'Aulaire, Ingri//D'Aulaire, Edgar

Nils dreams of being a bold and fearless cowboy. His homeland, Norway, has some very curious customs in the eyes of his schoolmates. But, the customs do not interfere with his needs or dreams in the end.

| by Harper, Jo

Jalapeno Hal is a cowboy who is the roughest and toughest man in all of Texas. Hal and his friend Kit have a plan to get the whole town hopping.

| by Allsburg, Chris Van

The small town of Riverbend is under siege by omnipresent forces in this wonderful tale.

| by Hooker, Ruth

A boy receives a cowboy suit for his birthday. He takes imaginary, wild trips out to the Wild West.

| by Wishinsky, Frieda

Henry, the baker, creates magnificent cakes. No two cakes are alike and his customers love the beautiful decorations. Henry's friend Ben visits Henry and watches him work each day after school. When the bakery is bought by new owners, Henry loses his job. Henry is sad when he can no longer decorate cakes, but only until Ben helps his friend find a new outlet for his creativity.

| by Kimmel, Eric A.

Shorty Long owes widow MaCrae $450 The widow wants her money for Shorty but no one believes she will ever get that money back. The widow goes to Shorty's ranch but Shorty pretends to be dead so he doesn't have to pay her. The widow is suspicious and Shorty almost really dies just so he won't have to pay the widow her $450

| by Loomis, Christine

Little rabbits acting as cowboys spend their day playing, eating, swimming, and having fun. When they grow tired, their parents put them to bed.

| by Lester, Julius

Using his amazing tracking ability, black cowboy Bob Lemmons is accepted by a herd of wild horses allowing him to corral them. Based on a true story, the reader gets a glimpse of the struggles that faced the cowboys in the plains of the United States.

| by Herzig, Alison

Slim, Jim, and Grisley are the baddest bronco busters in all of the west. They think they can tame any horse, but they meet their match when they come across a small cowboy and his black pony. The bronco busters try everything, but the pony beats them every time. The small cowboy finds a way to turn this fierce bronco into a friend.
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