The Cowboy And The Black-eyed Pea

Paperback | April 16, 1996

byTony JohnstonIllustratorWarren Ludwig

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This hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea with a Wild West twist is perfect for a read-aloud!

Farethee Well is a woman of strong mind and bodacious beauty, but when suitors come to ask for her hand in marriage, can she tell a real cowboy from a fake?
 

“This excellent retelling of Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea . . . is by far the most original to come along in the past few years.”—School Library Journal
 
“Johnston’s clever parody is rich with the language and details of the Wild West. Ludwig’s colorful illustrations heighten the story’s exaggerated humor . . . A great choice for a read-aloud.”—Booklist

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Farethee Well is a woman of strong mind and bodacious body. But when suitors come to ask for her hand in marriage, can she tell a real cowboy from a fake? "Johnston's clever parody of The Princess and the Pea is rich with the language and details of the Wild West . . . a great choice for read-aloud".-- Booklist. Full color

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This hilarious retelling of The Princess and the Pea with a Wild West twist is perfect for a read-aloud!Farethee Well is a woman of strong mind and bodacious beauty, but when suitors come to ask for her hand in marriage, can she tell a real cowboy from a fake?   “This excellent retelling of Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea . . . is ...

Tony Johnston grew up in San Marino California. After graduating from Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. degree in History and an M.A. in Education, she stayed in California to teach elementary school. In her "spare time," Johnston has worked at a children's book store, taught a course on picture book writing at UCLA, and stu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 7 × 0.12 inPublished:April 16, 1996Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:069811356X

ISBN - 13:9780698113565

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Farethee Well is a woman of strong mind and bodacious body. But when suitors come to ask for her hand in marriage, can she tell a real cowboy from a fake? "Johnston's clever parody of The Princess and the Pea is rich with the language and details of the Wild West . . . a great choice for read-aloud".-- Booklist. Full color

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Praise for The Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea“This excellent retelling of Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea . . . is by far the most original to come along in the past few years.”—School Library Journal “Johnston’s clever parody is rich with the language and details of the Wild West. Ludwig’s colorful illustrations heighten the story’s exaggerated humor . . . A great choice for a read-aloud.”—Booklist “A humorous twist on a well-known tale.”—Horn Book"This tale is a hilarious version of The Princess and the Pea. Be sure your children know the original first so they can appreciate this one. Ludwig's cowboys are a hoot."—Children's Literature