Stories of the Wild West Gang

Book 1

From the Series Stories of the Wild West Gang

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Action/Adventure
BISACS JUV013030, JUV001000, JUV038000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


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

Booklist Online

“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

Kirkus Reviews

“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.