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The Toughest Cowboy

or How the Wild West Was Tamed

Illustrated by Zachary Pullen

How do you tame the roughest, toughest pack of cowboys to ever ride the open range?

John Frank is an accomplished poet as well as an author of humorous stories. His 2001 picture book The Tomb of the Boy King was proclaimed "a mesmerizing epic poem" by Publishers Weekly, and his most recent title, A Chill in the Air, was published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2003. He hangs his hat in Kirkland, Washington.

Zachary Pullen's witty, character-oriented illustrations have been featured in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times Book Review, and the Wall Street Journal. He hails from beneath the big skies of Wyoming -- a fact clearly evident in these paintings -- and currently lives in upstate New York with his wife, Renate. This is his first picture book.

  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List
  • Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee (KS)
  • Golden Sower Award Nominee (NE)
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List
  • Buckaroo Book Award Runner-Up (WY)

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