Stories of the Wild West Gang
From the Series Stories of the Wild West Gang
This omnibus volume of stories is destined to become a family read-aloud favorite. This is not the “wild west” we’re used to hearing about—this is the West family whose adventures have both inventiveness and innocence. The Wests are everything cousin Michael is not allowed to be—noisy, crazy, and very, very messy.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
School Library Journal
“Set in New Zealand, but loaded with universal appeal, these zany tales will please fans of goofy family stories. Pye’s lively black-and-white pencil illustrations enliven the first page of each new adventure.” —School Library Journal
“For their part, young readers will enjoy the episodic nature of the stories while relishing the vicarious thrills of a helter-skelter family who favor fun over fastidiousness.” —Booklist Online
“Episodic enough to dip in and out, this New Zealand import charms in small bites.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Joy Cowley
Joy Cowley's books are loved by children all around the world. Many of her books have won awards—in the US, Snake and Lizard won the South Dakota Children's choice award in 2010 and Joy received the Roberta Long medal for multicultural writing in 2002. Joy lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with her husband Terry.
Illustrator: Trevor Pye
Trevor Pye lives in Tauranga, New Zealand. He is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in more than 200 children's books.