The Cowboys

The Cowboys

4.2 (69 ratings by Goodreads)
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 104.14 x 177.8 x 20.32mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1map
  • 0552089796
  • 9780552089791

Review Text

The cowboys are really boys - not even out of school - whom old Wil Andersen signs up to help him take his cows to market after he loses his former hands to "gold colic." Andersen's a little too old for all this (he looks like John Wayne - in fact you'll see John Wayne in the scheduled film) and even if the youngsters are small in the saddle, they give him a hard time. So do some rustlers who pump fifteen bullets into him after that long, long trail keeps winding into one disaster after another. Lots of dust, a little reminiscent grit, and some of that grizzled sentiment for those who want to cinch up. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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69 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 42% (29)
4 39% (27)
3 16% (11)
2 3% (2)
1 0% (0)
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