Let 'er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People's Champion

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Carolrhoda Books (R)
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9.5 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws, and Almost to Freedom. She is a former youth services librarian in New Mexico. Visit her online at vaundanelson.com.
As a fine artist, Gordon C. James works to achieve the highest level of beauty. His work has been in International Artist Magazine, and is part of the Paul R. Jones Collection. Gordon's illustrations, are soulful, and technically sound. He has won Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honors, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, a Charlotte Huck Award, and the Kirkus Prize for his work.

Gordon lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Ingrid and their children Astrid and Gabriel and their dog Rascal.

"An excellent choice for most biography collections. The rollicking language and gorgeous art make this a terrific read-aloud and conversation starter for older elementary students."--starred, School Library Journal

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"[E]nthralling. . . . A distinguished depiction of men and horses, and an under-told piece of history from the Old West."--starred, Booklist

-- (12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM)

"[A] triumphant tale of fairness trumping prejudice for a wrangler extraordinaire."--starred, Publishers Weekly

-- (12/3/2018 12:00:00 AM)

"James' painterly oils swirl with energy, visible daubs creating the dusty, monumental landscape and equally monumental horses and humans. . . . A champion indeed."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (10/10/2018 12:00:00 AM)

"With its energetic pairing of words and art, 'Let 'Er Buck!' comes alive to unearth an unsung American hero."--The New York Times Book Review

-- (2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"[An] engrossing picture-book biography of African American cowboy and bronc buster George Fletcher."--The Horn Book Magazine

-- (11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM)