Cowboy Slim

Product Number: 44820
Released: May 01, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428120976
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Young Slim has always dreamed of being a cowboy. That's why he quivers with excitement on his first day at the WJ Ranch. The sights, sounds, and smells of cowboy life thrill him so that he stays awake that night-writing beautiful poetry. When veteran cowhands find his pile of poems, they say he's not a real cowboy and make him ride behind the cows. And when he realizes how poor his riding, roping, and whipping skills are, Slim heads for home-thinking he's a failure. But just then, a violent thunderstorm stampedes the herd toward Deadman's Canyon and prompts Slim to do something the other cowboys couldn't do. Popular author Julie Danneberg has written a variety of innovative works for children-including a delightful book on Colorado history and geography. Ed Sala's whimsical narration helps this book's colorful and evocative words blossom with meaning. "The well-chosen words of the narrative read aloud beautifully . A droll tribute to the long tradition of cowboy poets, this will please any young tenderfoot who feels the call of the range."-Booklist ". the light text lathered liberally with western lingo neatly captures cowboy cadence. Perfect for cowboys and -girls who long to ride at the head of the herd."-Kirkus Reviews

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Narrator(s): Ed Sala
Product Number Z10545
Released: Dec 14, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490668413

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"The skills needed to be a crackerjack cowboy elude Cowboy Slim. Much as he tries to rope and ride, his true talent is his creative power. Not so good at maneuvering stray cows, he engages with the big sky and the world around him: he's a budding poet. With his Western twang and dropped word endings, Ed Sala carries listeners right to the WJ Ranch. His timing and articulation make a clear differentiation between moments of poetry and moments of cattle rustling. Slim, while despondent at times, is imperturbable when crisis arises and thrilled when his help with words makes a difference. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"