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Cowboys: Roundup on an American Ranch Library Binding – March, 1996


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From Publishers Weekly

For a firsthand look at life on a working ranch, cowpoke wanna-bes should belly up to this thoroughly engaging photo-essay. Longtime collaborators Anderson and Ancona (The American Family Farm) spent two weeks with the Eby family in New Mexico, chronicling the hustle and bustle of spring roundup. Shadowing the Eby boys-ages 11 and 13-their parents and the hired hands, Anderson's smooth narrative and Ancona's vivid photographs capture the drama and drudgery of life on the range. A couple of scenes may be disturbing to particularly sensitive readers-there's a somewhat dark photo of a partially decomposed calf killed by a predator, and an up-close look at branding- but the matter-of-fact presentation helps put the material in perspective. From breaking a high-spirited filly to riding through the sagebrush in search of straying cattle, this is the real thing, a slice of the American West that will quickly lasso the imaginations of young buckaroos. Ages 7-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5?From the ephemeral beauty of a Southwestern sunrise to the much hoped-for rain at the end of a grueling two-week round-up, Ancona's photographs and Anderson's lively text chronicle the often harsh existence of a ranch family in New Mexico. The book covers preparation, life on the trail, and penning and branding of the cattle, capturing the smells, sights, and sounds of a round-up in this rugged but beautiful terrain. The result is a vivid account portraying the family's daily routines and customs. Their traditions and hardworking spirit are also presented, revealing the significance of each person's role, including the children. The text is detailed enough to educate, but clear and thoroughly interesting, and the full-color photos are exceptional.?Julie Halverstadt, Douglas Public Library District, Castle Rock, CO
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 990L (What's this?)
  • Library Binding: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Trade (March 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590484249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590484244
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,676,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Joan Anderson is a journalist and New York Times bestselling author of A Year by the Sea. This memoir has been adapted for the big screen and is being filmed on Cape Cod April 2015. Her other award-winning memoirs are: An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, A Weekend to Change Your Life, and Second Journey.

Stretch Marks, her latest book, is a collection of essays meant to engender conversation amongst women of all ages. For the past twelve years she has been conducting weekend retreats to help women refocus their lives. These retreats have been held in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Scotland. She is a frequent presenter at Omega and Kripalu, both holistic institutions. She has appeared several times on Oprah, Good Morning America, and The Today Show, to name a few. She has remained on Cape Cod since her personal year by the sea.

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By A Customer on December 1, 1998
Format: Library Binding
I especially loved this book because two of the cowboys featured are my cousin, Randy Biebelle and his son, Brandon.
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