Tenth Avenue Cowboy

Tenth Avenue Cowboy

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In 1910, when his family moves to New York City from their ranch out West, Ben misses the cowboys and the prairies that they left behind, but after he learns that there are cowboys in the city who race along the railroad tracks and warn people of approaching trains, he begins to feel more at home.
Published: Grand Rapids MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2008.
ISBN: 9780802853301
0802853307
Branch Call Number: E HIG
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Farnsworth, Bill - Illustrator
Alternative Title: 10th Avenue cowboy

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mmcbeth29
Jun 01, 2015

SUMMARY: In 1910, Ben and his parents moved to New York from the west to find work. They move to Hell's Kitchen, a crowded part of the city. Ben misses the west. He dreams of being a cowboy. He loves watching the horses of the city go by. One day, Ben finds out about the Tenth Avenue Cowboys who ride their horses in front of incoming trains to warn people to clear the tracks. He meets one of the Cowboys and gets to ride with him. When he grows up, he gets his dream of being a cowboy while still living in the city.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created with oil paint on canvas. They are beautiful, rich and colorful.

REVIEW: I love learning history through stories and this was a new piece of history to me. I enjoyed learning about these cowboys. The story is short and the wording simple for younger children.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Grades 1-4

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