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Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg

Pecos Bill (1986)

by Steven Kellogg

Other authors: Laura Robb (Illustrator)

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Tall tale about Bill, who faces wild and daring dangers each day. ( )
  skm88 | Jun 8, 2014 |
Steven Kellogg's vibrant, highly detailed illustrations and straight-forward text tell the story of Pecos Bill, one of the greatest cowboys in Texas. In addition to Pecos Bill's amazing feats (wrestling wild animals, taming rattlesnakes, battling the natural elements), Kellogg shares gorgeous illustrations of Texan landscapes and the world of Pecos Bill. This book could be incorporated into a unit of tall tales along with Kellogg's other books about similar characters and a discussion about these figures' roles in Western American culture. ( )
  aeisen9 | Mar 18, 2014 |
My daughter loved it, she laughed so hard at Sue's bouncing. ( )
  lmeza | Feb 6, 2014 |
This is a classic western story about Pecos Bill and how he survived in the wild wild west. I like this book because it is a classic, funny, and is interesting for children to read with great illustrations. I would use this in a 4th or 5th grade class.
  alyssahagen | Dec 8, 2013 |
This retell of the folktale Pecos Bill is geared towards a younger audience, third grade. It would be appropriate when students are learning about folktales. The illustrations are very detailed and a lot of fun for students to look at. The illustrations vary in size and provide details to the text. The illustrator uses different shading techniques to give the pictures depth. The text accompanied by the pictures helps students to see some of the aspects that make up a legend or folktale. For example, towards the end of the book Pecos Bill “ropes a storm” to help rescue his bride. Students can read this and see it and realize that it is impossible. The illustrations can also be used to help students make predictions. During one scene Pecos Bill wrestles a giant rattlesnake, in that particular drawing and following ones the audience can see parts of another creature that Bill later faces. Using the illustrations teachers can help students gather information and make predictions. This book is fairly large and contains big illustrations, making it appropriate to read aloud to a class. There are a group of characters in this book called the “Hell’s Gulch Gang” this may not be appropriate language to use for such a young class. ( )
  Craigrugby | Oct 7, 2013 |
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Steven Kelloggprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robb, LauraIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marcuse, Aida E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Back in the rugged pioneer days when Pecos Bill was a baby, his kinfolk decided that New England was becoming entirely too crowded, so they piled into covered wagons and headed west.
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"The anecdotes associated with Texas's fabled cowboy hero burst from the pages in rapid succession, Kellogg's robust illustrations enlarging and enriching the energetic text."--School Library Journal. "A read-aloud treat....One of Kellogg's best."--Booklist.

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Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

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