Gullible Gus

by Maxine Rose Schur
Illustrator Andrew Glass

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | August 17, 2009 | Hardcover

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Cowboy Gus is cured of a bad case of gullibility by listening to three tall tales.

Poor Cowboy Gus! He believes everything the other cowboys tell him, so he gets teased all the time. To cure his terrible case of gullibility, Gus visits Fibrock, a town full of liars. There he encounters Hokum Malarkey, who tells him three outrageous stories?while relieving him of all his money. But Gus doesn''t mind. If he can honestly say the words ?I don''t believe it," he''ll be cured forever.

With extravagant humor and lively language, Maxine Schur presents three tall tales within a frame story, each one just right for the chapter-book audience. Andrew Glass''s hilarious illustrations perfectly depict the hapless hero and the other larger-than-life characters that populate these wild and woolly adventures.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.15 in

Published: August 17, 2009

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618927107

ISBN - 13: 9780618927104

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 9

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Gullible Gus

by Maxine Rose Schur
Illustrator Andrew Glass

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.15 in

Published: August 17, 2009

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618927107

ISBN - 13: 9780618927104

About the Book

Cowboy Gus is cured of a bad case of gullibility by listening to three tall tales.
Poor Cowboy Gus! He believes everything the other cowboys tell him, so he gets teased all the time. To cure his terrible case of gullibility, Gus visits Fibrock, a town full of liars. There he encounters Hokum Malarkey, who tells him three outrageous stories--while relieving him of all his money. But Gus doesn't mind. If he can honestly say the words "I don't believe it," he'll be cured forever.
With extravagant humor and lively language, Maxine Schur presents three tall tales within a frame story, each one just right for the chapter-book audience. Andrew Glass's hilarious illustrations perfectly depict the hapless hero and the other larger-than-life characters that populate these wild and woolly adventures.

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Cowboy Gus is cured of a bad case of gullibility by listening to three tall tales.

Poor Cowboy Gus! He believes everything the other cowboys tell him, so he gets teased all the time. To cure his terrible case of gullibility, Gus visits Fibrock, a town full of liars. There he encounters Hokum Malarkey, who tells him three outrageous stories?while relieving him of all his money. But Gus doesn''t mind. If he can honestly say the words ?I don''t believe it," he''ll be cured forever.

With extravagant humor and lively language, Maxine Schur presents three tall tales within a frame story, each one just right for the chapter-book audience. Andrew Glass''s hilarious illustrations perfectly depict the hapless hero and the other larger-than-life characters that populate these wild and woolly adventures.

About the Author

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Andrew Glass has written several books for children and has illustrated many. He lives in New York City with his wife.

Editorial Reviews

"This darn good yarn will have kids galloping through the pages."-Kirkus Reviews

"The many colorful country expressions, like ''perilous portion of pure poppycock,'' will help keep readers engaged. The illustrations have a gritty look that fits nicely with the rural southwestern ambience. . . . Those who enjoyed the Amelia Bedelia stories would enjoy this."-Booklist

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 9

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