Tenth Avenue Cowboy

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Eerdmans Young Readers, Jul 9, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Ben has always dreamed of becoming a cowboy. But when he and his family move from the West to New York City, they have to give up their ranch and their horses.

In the city Ben feels lonely and homesick for the ranch. But then one day he discovers the Tenth Avenue Cowboys, who ride their horses through the city to warn of approaching trains. He can hardly believe that there are cowboys in the city!

Brought to life by dramatic illustrations, this historically based tale reveals how one boy's dream helps him accept his new home.


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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This is an interesting story. I didn't know about the 10th street cowboys, but I can see how that makes sense that they existed. When I read a story like this one, I wonder how many other great stories are never told. I really enjoyed it. Read full review

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User Review  - macfly_17 - LibraryThing

This was the story about a boy and his family who moved to New York City from the Wild West. At first the boy is very lonely and misses his home terribly, but then he discovers that there are cowboys in the city too. This makes him very happy because that is what he wants to be. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Bill Farnsworth is a nationally known illustrator, painter, and educator of art. He has illustrated more than fifty books, including the beloved Kaya series for American Girl. Farnsworth previously collaborated with Pam Flowers on "Big-Enough, Anna" and "Ellie s Long Walk". Farnsworth s children's books have won accolades such as the Teachers Choice Award, the 2005 Patricia Gallagher Award, and the 2007 Volunteer State Book Award. He currently lives with his wife in Venice, Florida. www.billfarnsworth.com

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