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


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Set in 1910, this urban reverie will resonate with contemporary readers. When Ben moves with his family from a ranch in the West to New York City, he finds himself desperately lonely. He mourns the ... Read full review

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