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Pecos Bill : a tall tale / retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.

By: Kellogg, Steven.
Contributor(s): William Morrow and Company [pbl].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : William Morrow and Co., c1986Description: [40] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 068805871X; 9780688058715; 0688058728 (lib. bdg.); 9780688058722 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Pecos Bill (Legendary character) -- Legends | Pecos Bill (Legendary character) -- Legends -- Juvenile literature | Tall tales -- Juvenile literature | Ranching -- Juvenile literature | Horses -- Training -- Juvenile literature | Rodeos -- Juvenile literature | Coyote -- Juvenile literature | Rattlesnakes -- Juvenile literature | Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile literature | Adventure and adventurers | Wit and humor, Juvenile | Texas -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Pecos Bill.DDC classification: 398.2/2/09764 LOC classification: PZ8.1.K3 | Pe 1986Summary: Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.
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Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

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PreS Up The anecdotes associated with Texas' fabled cowboy hero burst from the pages in rapid succession, Kellogg's robust illustrations enlarging and enriching the choppy, energetic text that is seasoned with Texan expressions. In dramatizing Pecos Bill's life story, Kellogg also conveys a sense of place, of the rugged, expansive physical beauty of the American West in pioneer days. Yellow-oranges and blues dominate the scenes, in tones that range from dust-pale to midnight blue. Skillful framing and alternating of perspectives enhance readers' involvement: vast panoramas in which people are dwarfed by endless stretches of land and sky; double-page spreads cluttered with close-up action; breathtaking overviews, as of a tremendous herd of cattle, each steer made distinct, yet part of a near-monochromatic blend of hazy light and animal landscape. In contrast to these lavish illustrations are neatly-boxed illustrations that parallel the text, sometimes spilling from the frames when the action simply can't be contained. Kellogg's style is ideally suited to this tall taleantic, detailed, colorful, hyperbolic. Susan Powers, Berkeley Carroll Street Sch . , Brooklyn (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy. <p> Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton! <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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