Excellent, Intermediate, Jan Adkins, Cowboys, Wild West, Frontier, Informational
Real cowboys aren't sharpshooters with adventurous lives. That romanticized image of cowboys was invented by Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. There are varying styles of being a cowboy from different parts of the country. Real cowboys had to have skills like being able to cut the herd, throw a loop, and understand what different brands meant. The life of a cowboy is a dangerous one too: falling off your horse or being gored by a longhorn can be deadly.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"What If You Met A Cowboy?,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss8/18