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Andrews McMeel offers a new edition of this timeless story originally published in 1963, complete with the author's unique illustrations.Cowboy's Secret Life weaves a wonderful tale of one special boy's life, both real and imagined. The illustrations are drawn in two colors; black represents the boy's actual world of home and school, and green depicts an imaginary realm of brave knights, fierce snakes, and swooping aliens. On rainy days, the cowboy believes he's a sailor on rough seas. On lazy days, he envisions his bedroom rug as a magic carpet that takes him to an exotic world of genies and palaces. When he chases his cat, he imagines he's getting the better of a ferocious lion.Cowboy's Secret Life is a follow-up to Cowboy and His Friend, initially published in 1961 with sales of 150,000 copies, and The Brave Cowboy, first published in 1959 with sales of 250,000 copies. The three books, inspired by Joan's son as a young boy, combine to create a wonderful trio that appeal to children everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740726804
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2002
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Joan Walsh Anglund is a well-known author and artist who published her first book in 1958. Since then, she's written and illustrated more than 75 children's books, which have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her artwork has been featured in magazines such as Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, and Family Circle. Many of her books have been translated into several languages. Cowboy's Secret Life is Joan's eighth book with Andrews McMeel. It follows The Brave Cowboy, Cowboy and His Friend, A Patchwork of Love, The Jewels of the Spirit, A Christmas Alphabet, Between Friends, and Happy Birthday. Her characters' popularity extends beyond books to merchandise such as greeting cards, stationery, dolls, Christmas ornaments, and clothing.Related backlist: Cowboy and His Friend

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