Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time, James Cloyd Bowman
(The New York Review Children’s Collection, 2007; prev. published 1937)
Ages 5-11

This is a Newberry Honor book, and I remember enjoying the tall tales about Pecos Bill as a young boy. However, this book did not especially grab us. It was fair, but it was not quite as exciting as other things we read. There were some good laugh points. Some things were so outlandish that they just “missed” us. Others were quite funny. I think we had to get adjusted to this sort of story for a while. The stories were quite similar so that they seemed repetitive eventually. We did not finish this book, but after about 100 pages have set it aside to come back to later possibly.

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