Do you know all the uses of a bandanna or why hats are described in gallons? The answers are in this colorful new book along with photos illustrating the clothing worn by men and women cowhands.
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Taken from Chapter 2: Pants and Chaps Chaps came in different styles. Shotgun chaps were pulled over a cowboy's trousers. They were snug-fitting and made a cowboy's legs resemble the two long barrels of a shotgun. Many cowboys found these tight chaps awkward to wear. They had to take off their boots and spurs before they could pull on the chaps.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6-These titles read like student note cards not yet absorbed into research-paper narratives. Choppy subsections under somewhat arbitrary "chapters" (usually two-page spreads) are filled with facts, opinions, and occasional directives to students. Words defined in the glossary are printed in boldface. Sound-bite style and superficiality aside, the tidbits, adorned with archival photographs, drawings, paintings, and visual dictionaries, nevertheless make pretty interesting reading. Unfortunately, the sources for the illustrations are difficult to trace since the note on acknowledgments is arranged by source rather than by page number and includes ambiguous "other images" credits (Tom Cruise on horseback in the film Far and Away seems a curious choice for depicting the Great Oklahoma Land Race). The eclectic collection of photographs of immigrants in Who Settled the West? is nicely laid out, though, as are the illustrations of the various boomtown buildings and the two-page scrapbook spread showing the variety of 19th-century attire in the other two volumes. Kalman's Canadian bias occasionally surfaces by presenting Canada as the land of opportunity for escaped slaves and a haven for uprooted Native Americans, a civilized country protected by the North West (now Royal Canadian) Mounted Police, while the folks living south of the border remained mired in lawlessness. Overall, though, these titles would be useful supplements for schools, drawing reluctant readers to the nonfiction section with their heavily illustrated format and snippets of history.
John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro San Val, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP87622474
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806131130523.0