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- DescriptionPecos Bill had the strangest and most exciting experience any boy ever had. He became a member of a pack of wild Coyotes, and until he was a grown man, believed that his name was Cropear, and that he was a full-blooded Coyote. Later he discovered that he was a human being and very shortly thereafter became the greatest cowboy of all time. This is how it all came about. A Newbery Hor book in 1938, James Bowman's Pecos Bill is the perfect introduction to a great American comic hero and to the delights of the American tall tale. Jolted off the back of his westward-bound pioneer family's covered wagon, four-year-old Bill is left in the dust by his eighteen wawling and brawling siblings and never-suspecting mom and dad. Raised by coyotes as one of their own, Bill retains a natural incence while developing a host of supernatural powers. When he finds out that he is a man, t a coyote, and returns to confront the often inhuman human world, those powers will come in handy. Bill never uses them maliciously, always for good, or simply to amaze and amuse. James Bowman was a fine folklorist and an outstanding storyteller and he relates Pecos Bill's wild deeds in a plainspoken voice that highlights their wonderful swagger and charm. With lively color and black-and-white illustrations by Laura Bann, Bowman's Pecos Bill remakes bedrock American myth into a vel full of high adventure, outrageous fantasy, laughter, and sheer fun.
- Author BiographyJames Cloyd Bowman (1880-1961) was born in Ohio. After completing his graduate studies at Harvard, he began a career teaching English at Iowa State College and eventually became the head of the English Department at Northern State Teacher's College in Michigan (now Northern Michigan University). He wrote several works of criticism and served as editor of Contemporary American Criticism, published by Henry Holt in 1926. Among his many award-winning books for children are The Adventures of Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Tales from a Finnish Tupa. At the time of his death, he was working on the stories of Johnny Appleseed.
- Author(s)James Cloyd Bowman
- PublisherThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Date of Publication30/06/2007
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNYRB Children's
- Content Noteill
- Weight438 g
- Width145 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine145 mm
- Illustrator(s)Laura Bannon
- Edition StatementMain
- Interest AgeFrom 9
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