Friday, December 10, 2010
How to Get Rich on a Texas Cattle Drive by Tod Olsen
An interesting blend of fact and fiction makes this account of life on a Texas cattle drive a must-read. An excellent list of further reading and online resources accompanies the Encyclopedia of the Texas Cattle Drive "in which unusual words and historical figures are defined and described...." Beautifully illustrated with a mix of historically authentic lithographs and "Little John Larken's" drawings. The humor and lively telling of Larken's adventures make this book a colorful and interesting introduction to the period. Suggested for grades 3-6.