Smoky The Cowhorse

Smoky The CowhorseIn Language That Truly Evokes The Wild West, Smoky The Cowhorse Brings To Life One Horse S Story, From His Birth On The Open Range Through His Breaking To Smoky S Other Lives As An Outlaw Rodeo Star And Saddle Horse A Newbery Medal Book 40 Illustrations.

Will James 1892 1942 , artist and writer of the American West, was born Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault It was during his creative years everyone grew to know him as Will James During the next several years, he drifted, worked at several jobs, was briefly jailed for cattle rustling, served in the army, and began selling his sketches and in 1922 sold his first writing, Bucking Horse Riders The s

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  • Hardcover
  • 324 pages
  • Smoky The Cowhorse
  • Will James
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • 9780833509079

10 thoughts on “Smoky The Cowhorse

  1. Benji Martin says:

    I woke up to a beautiful morning It was a stereotypical beautiful morning The sun was shining, there wasn t a cloud in the sky It was nice and cool We re in the middle of an pleasant Alabama spring, which lasts for like two weeks before the scorching heat sets in, and makes everything miserable until November By far, though, the most beautiful part about waking up this morning, was that, as of last night, I was no longer in the middle of Smoky the Cow Horse.I m finished Through I feel like a newly released prisoner, stepping out into freedom for the first time in years.I know it sounds like I m being dramatic, over exaggerating a little, but I really don t feel like I am I disliked this book that much.The first 1 3 of the book was tolerable I kind of liked seeing Smoky in the wild, it was a tad boring maybe, but it still had potential to maybe pull out a three star rating from me I didn t hate it in the beginning.Aesthetically, the second third of the book drove me crazy The author was obviously stretching the story out as far as he could take it He told us the same things over and over again, then he would give a little anecdo...

  2. Wendy says:

    So glad I m finally done with this book.The written in dialect thing is interesting, and occasionally even poetic, and I might have thought this was a fairly good book if it was really, really short But 300 pages of double negatives and other grammar mistakes was hard to wade through.As others have said, it does get interesting in the last 100 pages there s a story , but it s still not that great and there s a dreadful racial stereotype evil halfbreed Mexican African American, always referred to as the halfbreed or the breed that I can t really write off as being...

  3. Wendy says:

    I first read this book in the fifth grade oh, so long ago and I loved it I re read it every year until I graduated high school and loved it every time I m not sure I d still love it quite so much if I was reading it for the first time as an adult, as I haven t read it since, but I look on it with fond memories.If you have a horse crazy son or daughter, I would definitely add this book to their library, right next to The Black Stallion, Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteag...

  4. Josiah says:

    There was so much life wrapped up in that pony s hide that it was mighty hard for him to settle down and behavehe sometimes had to bust out and do things that wasn t at all proper Smoky the Cowhorse, P.47 The poor horse had sure got a reason to be mean, and I guess he s at the point where he figgers no human is his friend any Smoky the Cowhorse, P 229 Wow My expectations for a book with the Newbery Medal on the cover are always sky high, but Smoky the Cowhorse meets those expectations and The plot is built with tremendous skill, and the laid back cowboy narration and Will James s illustrations fit the narrative perfectly The story fills me with every emotio...

  5. Charlton says:

    I read this book to my little girl who is now 26 when she was in the elementary first learning to read.It s a good horse book telling the life of Smoky and that part I think is what fascinates children.How he starts off shy and timid.But when he s moved...

  6. Abigail says:

    Winner of the 1927 Newbery Medal, this children s novel about a mouse colored cow horse named Smoky has been favorably compared to that classic and pioneering pony story, Black Beauty , and I think the pairing is rather apt Both books follow the same basic narrative trajectory, beginning with a horse whose owners are responsible and kind, following him through his early years of prosperity and well being, his traumatic middle years, suffering at the hands of less enlightened human beings, and his eventual reunion, as a broken down older horse, with his original keeper companion Both books do an excellent job of capturing the horse s perspective, and both offer a moving portrait of their equine heroes and the humans they encounter.Of course, Smoky, The Cow Horse is set in the ranching country of the western United States, in the early years of the twentieth century, and Black Beauty in nineteenth century England While Black Beauty is a saddle horse to begin with, anyway , Smoky spends his first few years in the wild, before being broken as a working horse And my, how beautifully James captures that early time in Smoky s life, the dynamics of the wild horse herd, the instincts of a young colt The writing here is highly idiomatic a sort of western cowboy dialect that, while not correct English, has a poetic and highly descriptive quality to it Many readers seem to have had...

  7. Susannah says:

    I read this book when I was 12 and it left a very lasting impression on me At one point in my life about 15 years ago I was in a book group and I said this book was one of my favorites My friends, under the influence of wine, laughed I was mortified Later, one of them who is a really GREAT friend bought me an original copy from an antique store which I treasure There is actually a Will James Society in Montana, so I think I am not crazy when I say that this book contributed greatly to my childhood development of EMPATHY Only Glenn Beck thinks empathy is a bad word ...

  8. Eleni says:

    This book is about a cow horse named smokey it s written with western slang so you feel like your part of the book This story starts in Colorado, and slowly makes it s way down to New Mexico It all starts with an adventurous colt named smokey He is part of a loving herd along with his mom He gets in a lot of trouble, such as sticking his nose witch nearly gets scratched up by a wolf and having his mom save him Later in the book Smokey gets rounded up in a corral The bronc buster chooses him out of the herd The bronc buster Clint tames smokey so well that when Clint passed out on a morning run Smokey carried him back to the ranch The two become very good friends, and have a bond that no other rid...

  9. Tom Johnson says:

    The illustrations are what set this edition apart Front cover pasteboard, front and back endsheets, and 6 color full page plates throughout the text The first reproductions of James oils His art makes all the difference His story isn t bad either sort of standard Black Beauty West but for a kid s book it s all good stuff I started out by reading animal stories I loved them and this Smoky is as good as it gets But then there was this jolt at page 257 Say cowboy, he finally says, don t scatter that hombre s remains too much you know we got to keep record of that kind the same as if it was a white man Pretty much an accepted view circa 1926 Maybe even could be considered progressive for the period of our shameful history The worst of it is that attitude is still to this day way too prevalent The Bad Guys there are several are both of dark complexion White Hat Black Hat ethics for the simple minded It s a shame he drank himself to an early grave His art and ...

  10. Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob) says:

    I am so very glad to finally have this book finished Back during my horse book fetish of my early teens, I may have enjoyed this a bit It does have a very slow beginning, spending the first 150 pages on just repetitive trips across the range Unfortunately, not recommended for racism throughout the second half of the book I was expecting racism against Native Americans, but, it s actually Mexicans that get the brunt of the racism in this book You can be treated to the word halfbreed on about every other page and a rant from the sheriff about having to treat halfbreeds as it they were white The entire book is written in cowboy slang which feels so over the top that it lacks an authentic feel I can understand why this would have been popular at some point, who doesn t love a western horse story I used to adore them However, I would say this one has seen its day Now, if this was edited and abridged I would say it could be enjoyable The front half is too long and the bac...

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