Fabled cowboy, Pecos Bill, started life as a little baby just like the rest of us. But his life was one amazing adventure after another. Bill drove across the United States in a covered wagon with his family. When they got to the Pecos River, Bill threw a fishing line into the water, was pulled in by an enormous fish and floated downstream to be discovered and raised by a family of coyotes.
The adventures get more and more rollicking as Bill gets older. When he finally meets a human, he realizes he is not a coyote and goes on to invent cattle roping. Larger than life, Bill's adventures get more and more exaggerated as he takes on a rattlesnake, tames a wild stallion and conquers a beast.
Thank goodness for Slewfoot Sue or he might still be out there wrestling rivers and lassoing the stars. Great folktale.
978-0688099244 Ages 4-9 32 pages
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com