Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

From Back Cover: Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. Outlaws feared him. Law-abiding citizens respected him. As a peace officer, he was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his warrant, he knew it was the end of the trail, because Bass always got his man, dead or alive.

Publisher: Carolrhoda, 40 p.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

The cover of this one is very promising. I was eager to read about Bass Reeves I just wasn't ready for all the old west turns of phrase in such a short book. The technique that I assume was intended to help kids extend their vocabularies felt forced and didn't add to the narrative flow. The "Western Words" section in the back was helpful but not inclusive enough to explain 'bucked' or 'put out to pasture'. This is a nice book and the topic is exceptionally interesting but I wasn't wowed.