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Real Cowboys - by  Kate Hoefler (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
Real Cowboys - by  Kate Hoefler (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
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  • In Kate Hoefler's realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade.
  • 4-7 Years
  • 9.14" x 11.3" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Lifestyles


About the Book

In this realistic and poetic picture book-look at the wide open west, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is replaced with a multifaceted portrayal of a life that is much more than we've come to expect.

Book Synopsis

In Kate Hoefler's realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we've come to expect.

Review Quotes

School Library Journal's Fuse#8 Best of 2016 * "...a fresh, multidimensional glimpse at those who make their home on the range." --School Library Journal, STARRED review * "[Real Cowboys] may well persuade readers to trade their ninja outfits for chaps, bandanas, and 10-gallon hats." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review "...a lovely, quiet book about the personality traits that come in handy when the going gets tough." --Booklist "An eloquent response to anyone with a simplistic picture of the cowboy as a rough, tough working man and nothing else." --Kirkus "Young cowpokes will appreciate the seriousness given to their passion..." --Horn Book "The illustrations are vibrant, somewhat abstract, and reminiscent of a vintage children's book. Readers will be delighted to learn about the many tasks a cowboy goes through in a day because the illustrations give a colorful portrayal of their livelihood." --School Library Connection --

About the Author

Kate Hoefler received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan, where she studied as a Colby fellow. This is her debut picture book.

Jonathan Bean has illustrated many picture books and won his second Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Building Our House. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Visit his website at

Dimensions (Overall): 9.14 Inches (H) x 11.3 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .84 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-7 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Lifestyles
Publisher: Clarion Books
Theme: Farm & Ranch Life
Format: Hardcover
Author: Kate Hoefler
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51409190
UPC: 9780544148925
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9641
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 11.3 inches width x 9.14 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.84 pounds
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