Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story
|Author:||G. Brian Karas|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster (Juv)|
When you take an original, lasso-throwing, boot-stomping cowboy, pack all his belongs in the car and move him from the wide open spaces of the West to swamp country, you can expect run-ins with the local alligators, a snafu or two at home, and a western-style showdown with Big Head Ed, the school bully. A cowboy of uncommon bravery discovers that with the right ingredients, home can be anywhere.
Pity poor Ned. He’s a right fine little cowpoke, but life has been a bit of a rough ride lately. For one thing, his favorite toy has gone missing. And his mother has uprooted him and moved the family off to different pastures. In his new hometown, a bully is making Ned’s life miserable. Never fear, however. Ned has the spirit of the Old West in him. Wielding a garden hose instead of a lariat, he puts that bully in his place and then makes things right with his mom. Home on the Bayou is a solid romp for any kid—buckaroo or not—who has had to deal with adversity.