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Black Cowboy, Wild Horses [Hardcover]

Item : Black Cowboy, Wild Horses [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Lester, Julius
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0803717873
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780803717879
Publisher Publisher : Dial Books
Pages Pages : 40
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100390476

Bob Lemmons is famous for his ability to track wild horses. He rides his horse, Warrior, picks up the trail of mustangs, then runs with them day and night until they accept his presence. Bob and Warrior must then challenge the stallion for leadership of the wild herd. A victorious Bob leads the mustangs across the wide plains and for one last spectacular run before guiding them into the corral. Bob's job is done, but he dreams of galloping with Warrior forever to where the sky and land meet.

This splendid collaboration by an award-winning team captures the beauty and harshness of the frontier, a boundless arena for the struggle between freedom and survival. Based on accounts of Bob Lemmons, a former slave,Black Cowboy, Wild Horseshas been rewritten as a picture book by Julius Lester from his story The Man Who Was a Horse inLong Journey Home, first published by Dial in 1972.Born in 1939, Julius Lester spent his youth in the Midwest and the South and received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1960.

Since 1968 he has published 25 books of fiction, nonfiction, children's books, and poetry. Among the awards these books have received are the Newbery Honor Medal, American Library Association Notable Book, National Jewish Book Award Finalist,The New York TimesOutstanding Book, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Caldecott Honor Book, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and a National Book Award Finalist. His books have been translated into eight languages.

He has published more than one hundred essays and reviews in such publicationsThe New York Times Book Review, The New York TimesOp-Ed Page,The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, The New Republic, Katallagete, Moment, Forward, and Dissent.

He has recorded two albums of original songs, hosted and produced a radio show on WBAI-FM in New York City for eight years, and hosted a live television show on WNET in New York for two years. A veteran of the Civil Rlă&

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