Kate Hoefler received her MFA in Poetry from the University
of Michigan, where she studied as a Colby fellow. This is her debut
Jonathan Bean has illustrated many picture books and won his second Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Building Our House. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Visit his website at www.jonathanbean.com.
School Library Journal's Fuse#8 Best of 2016
* ..".a fresh, multidimensional glimpse at those who make their home on the range."
--School Library Journal, STARRED review
* "[Real Cowboys] may well persuade readers to trade their ninja outfits for chaps, bandanas, and 10-gallon hats."
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
..".a lovely, quiet book about the personality traits that come in handy when the going gets tough."
"An eloquent response to anyone with a simplistic picture of the cowboy as a rough, tough working man and nothing else." --Kirkus
"Young cowpokes will appreciate the seriousness given to their passion..."
"The illustrations are vibrant, somewhat abstract, and reminiscent of a vintage children's book. Readers will be delighted to learn about the many tasks a cowboy goes through in a day because the illustrations give a colorful portrayal of their livelihood." --School Library Connection