Saturday, April 18, 2009

How I Spent my Summer Vacation by Mark Teague

Amazingly our summer vacations never live up to the expectation teachers place on that first essay of the year, but in this story it not only lives up to the expectation but exceeds it. This boy sets off on his summer vacation to visit his Aunt Fern by train but is waylaid by cowboys who need another hand. He agrees to help and soon learns that there is more to a cowboy than boots and pants. Read well, this book has a twang to it that any true cowboy would love and in the end, the boy saves the day with his new cowhand abilities.

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