SAM'S WILD WEST SHOW (Dial, 1995)
Sam's Wild West Show rode into town. They came in buggies and wagons. They came on horseback and on foot. And they put on a rootin' tootin' show for the whole town.
Then two outlaws named Flo and Bo rode into town. They were ugly. They looked mean. Everyone hid. Everyone but Sam. And Flo and Bo snickered when they saw the empty streets. But those pistol-packin' varmints just better watch out!
"A rollicking sweetheart of a yarn." Kirkus
"A fast-paced easy reader about performing cowgirls and cowboys who ride, rope, shoot, and finally foil a bank robbery by plying tricks of their trade. The use of staccato simple and compound sentences mimics the humorous dialogue, action, and jerky movements of old Western films." School Library Journal
"In the immortal words of the illustrious town marshal, "I'll be sheep dipped" if this ain't the most ebullient equestrian entertainment ever to inspire the easy-reader crowd." The Bulletin
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