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GUNPOWDER: GUNPOWDER THE COWPONY GOES TO COWBOY SCHOOL
Gunpowder and Conrad ride again…all the way to cowboy school. Things are tough in Bangs, Texas. Conrad’s dad has lost his job and he can barely afford Gunpowder’s feed. To keep from having to sell Gunpowder, Conrad needs to find work and fast…but first, they must go to cowboy school to learn the ropes.
Sounds fun, until they meet up with classroom bullies determined to make their lives miserable. With the odds stacked against them, can they survive cowboy school, win a roping competition and save the family farm? Or is Gunpowder doomed to end up on the auction block?
GUNPOWDER: TALES OF A WISE-CRACKING COW PONY
Horses can’t tell tales—or can they? Horses for sale! It’s a horse auction and cow pony, Gunpowder, is thrust onto the auction block for sale to the highest bidder. And his biggest fear is that bratty kid with brand new spurs! But when the auction ends, and the dust settles, Gunpowder finds himself flung headlong into the greatest adventure of his life…
Wimpy kids might have their diaries, but cow ponies can tell a few tall tales of their own. Lori Wilde has joined forces with cowboy, Michael Rountree, to create this delightful middle grade children’s book about the adventures of a wise-cracking cow pony and the boy he befriends.
Awards: Winner of the Mom’s Choice Award.
“A funny, entertaining novel told from the horse’s perspective that leaves the readers wanting more adventures involving these two main characters. It appeals to young readers ready to branch out into an early chapter book and to horse lovers of all ages”
—Karen Krueger, Librarian, Hamilton, Texas
“Gunpowder [the horse] is a hoot! He tells this delightful tale about a young cowboy and his horse. I laughed plenty of times.”
—Author, Kathleen Baldwin
“A young cowboy called Conrad, astride his wise-cracking cow pony named Gunpowder, rambles and rollicks across West Texas cow country of 50 years ago, stirring up off-beat adventures that will tickle your withers.”
—Fred Blalock, city editor, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, [the authors] beckon us toward a time overflowing with simple faith, simple pleasures and simple living. Filled with clever wit and down-home Texas colloquy, Gunpowder, is destined to be the first in a series of great kid’s books.”
—Scott Hooper, Children’s Minister, Cottonwood Baptist Church.