Synopses & Reviews
The 1840s ushered in the beginning of the largest migration in US history. People in crowded Eastern cities and Missouri River towns were feeling the pull of the Western frontier. It was the dawn of a new era of expansion, and over the next few decades, the making of a new kind of pioneer. It was the birth of the cowgirl!
Welcome to the world of nimble equestriennes, hawkeyed sharpshooters, sly outlaws, eloquent legislators, expert wranglers and talented performers who made eyes pop and jaws drop with their skills, savvy and bravery. In this fascinating account of an ever-evolving American icon, Holly George-Warren invites readers to saddle up with a host of these trailblazers who helped settle the West and define the cowgirl spirit.
"There are plenty of books about cowboys. Now itand#8217;s the ladiesand#8217; turn. . . . This offers a refreshing slant on the West and its women. Best of all are the many, many wonderfully reproduced photographs, posters, and even paper dolls that chronicle the history in this handsomely designed book."and#160; and#8212;Booklist and#160; "With ample dynamic photos and lively quotes throughout, George-Warren presents a thoroughly absorbing overview of the history of cowgirls up to the present."and#8212;School Library Journal and#160; "Thoroughly researched and filled with interesting facts, photographs and full-color art, the book shines in its ability to highlight a neglected story in American history. . . . George-Warren tells their stories in colorful, fascinating detail. This book would make an excellent addition to a unit on the American West or a celebration of Women's History Month."and#8212;VOYA and#160; "For horse-loving girls, this unique title meets a need they may not have known they had and might spur them on to cowgirl careers of their own."and#160; and#8212;Horn Book
"A captivating browsersand#8217; delight."and#8212;School Library Journal * "Fabulous reading, great for research, deliciously . . . feminist."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Aand#160;beautiful and fascinatingand#160;nonfiction book about the history of cowgirls, by the author of Shake, Rattle, and Roll, and Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels.
Wild or mild, hated or beloved, these twenty women dared to stand up and be a leader.
Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women
turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?
In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world's most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told.
Thisand#160;newand#160;paperback in the popular Lives of series exposes history'sand#160;most notable women
Kathleen Krull turns her spotlight on twenty powerful women from Cleopatra to RIgoberta Menchand#250; Tum, revealing their feats and flaws for all the world to see. They were queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. But they were all real people with private interests and personalities. What were they really like? Wild or mild, hated or beloved, each of these women dared to stand up and be a leader.
A beautifully designed nonfiction book about the history of cowgirls, by the author of Shake, Rattle, and Roll.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. Ms. Krull lives in San Diego, California.
Kathryn Hewitt illustrated the previous books in the Lives of the...series, as well as popular picture books for younger readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.