The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town

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Macmillan, May 24, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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The day Dirk Yeller came to town, the wind curled its lip, cattle quit lowin', and tumbleweeds stopped tumblin' along. Townsfolk whispered. "He starts stampedes!" "He holds up trains!" "He's trouble!"

When Dirk Yeller scours the town for something to stop his itchin' and twitchin' and jumpin' and rattlin', no one seems able to help. But Sam, who's been following Dirk all day—and who can sometimes be a little fidgety, too—knows the perfect solution . . .

Energetic illustrations and lively language capture the Wild West in this perfect read aloud for book lovers of all ages.


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genre: fantasy Summary: A boy is intrigued by an outlaw who entered town. This boy follows the man with all his questions and listens to hear what the questions are. The outlaw cannot find the peace ... Read full review

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Notorious outlaw is tamed by reading. Gotta love the ending. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Mary Casanova's books include the popular One-Dog Canoe and Some Dog! also illustrated by Ard Hoyt. She lives near Ranier, Minnesota. Ard Hoyt has illustrated several picture books, including the best-selling I'm a Manatee by John Lithgow. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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