From the Series On My Own Folklore
Folks might think Pecos Bill was nothing but trouble. After all, he was raised by coyotes in the Wild West. And he made friends with a gang of outlaws. But Bill had a heart of gold. All he wanted was to be the best cowboy. So Bill learned to ride a mountain lion and lasso a tornado. He found himself a dynamite-eating horse. Then he met his match in a girl named Sue. Author Stephen Krensky and illustrator Paul Tong capture Pecos Bill’s spirit in this fast-paced tale.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Dimensions||5.875 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||106374|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
School Library Journal
“These easy readers introduce tall tale characters from American history. . . Krensky gives children a feeling for the characters as well as the flavor of the time and the story’s setting.” — School Library Journal
The Horn Book Guide
“Humor, richly colored. . . illustrations, and accessible text sprinkled with colloquialisms combine for an enjoyable read.” —The Horn Book Guide
Illustrator: Paul Tong
Author: Stephen Krensky
Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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On My Own Folklore
Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View available downloads →