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Puss in cowboy boots / by Jan Huling ; pictures by Phil Huling.

By: Huling, Jan.
Contributor(s): Huling, Phil [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0689831196; 9780689831195.Subject(s): Fairy tales -- Adaptations -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [398.2] Summary: Set in Texas, a retelling of the fairy tale in which a clever cat wins for his master a fortune and a wealthy and talented bride.
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Set in Texas, a retelling of the fairy tale in which a clever cat wins for his master a fortune and a wealthy and talented bride.

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Gr 1-3-From the French countryside to the heart of Texas is a bit of a leap, but this powerful cat lands beautifully on his feet, clad in bright, red cowboy boots. True to the original tale and to the Texas setting, this Puss hunts wild turkey and possum, negotiates with the state's "most powerful oilman," overpowers an ogre with a "Remember the Alamo" tattoo, all to help his owner. Dan is the youngest and not-too-bright son of ol' Clem, a rodeo clown. He, his newfound lady, and all the folk who help Puss along the way celebrate with the "best dang bar-be-que they'd ever sunk their teeth into." The stylized watercolor illustrations, executed with selective realism, radiate warmth with a palette dominated by reds, oranges, and yellows. Libraries in the Southwest will surely appreciate this pleasing, though a tad long-winded adaptation. Others may weigh their need for new versions versus traditional retellings and assess their clever-adaptation saturation point before adding this entertaining read-aloud.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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