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The Resource Cow Boy : a boy and his horse, [script and story], Nate Cosby ; [art], Chris Eliopoulos ; [additional writing], Roger Langridge ... [and others]

Cow Boy : a boy and his horse, [script and story], Nate Cosby ; [art], Chris Eliopoulos ; [additional writing], Roger Langridge ... [and others]

Label
Cow Boy : a boy and his horse
Title
Cow Boy
Title remainder
a boy and his horse
Title number
Volume one
Title part
A boy and his horse
Statement of responsibility
[script and story], Nate Cosby ; [art], Chris Eliopoulos ; [additional writing], Roger Langridge ... [and others]
Title variation
Boy and his horse
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Story of a young bounty hunter determined to send his entire outlaw family to jail. He travels the Old West on a horse that ain't his, and won't stop til every one'a his kin's in the clink" -- from publisher's web site
Member of
Pace
Tone
Illustration
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, 2013.
Review
  • Grades 4-8 Just try not to get hooked by the first page of this sand-blasted graphic novel, where a little half-pint kid named Boyd Linney rides into town under a voice-over: “Bounty huntin’s simple . . . Ain’t hard math. Good thing. Nobody’s taught me math yet.” After shooting up the local saloon (not to worry, his shotgun’s more prop than weapon) and catching the ire of the sheriff, the boy busts his daddy out of prison. But this isn’t a jailbreak—Boyd’s aiming to collect the bounty on the heads of his whole no-good, down-low family. Cosby’s got the gritty western flavor down pat and, without overstepping kid-friendly bounds, shows a surprisingly grim moral ambiguity. At the same time, the book is often hilarious, with well-dropped humor beats and a cute kid hero who’s also a complete badass, thanks in large part to Eliopoulos’ (Okie Dokie Donuts, 2011) clean, crafty cartooning. A handful of backup stories by the likes of Roger Langridge and Colleen Coover make for diverting chapter breaks. There’s sure to be more, but here the legend begins. -- Chipman, Ian (Reviewed 06-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 19, p65)
  • Gr 3 – 6 — Ten-year-old Boyd Linney is a bounty hunter, primarily focused on bringing righteous law and consequences to his various family members gone wrong. His hobbyhorse morphs into a double-barreled shotgun when needed, and Boyd demonstrates an unforgiving will that begins as satirical but changing into something grimmer and unresolved. Five short interstitial stories appear between chapters of Boyd's ongoing story, and these are truly comic, brief sketches with unambiguous punch lines. Eliopoulos's art is slightly less clean than his work in the "Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius" (Marvel) series, but it suits the excellent color and design work he's done to make the book feel scruffy, textured, and temporally appropriate. The spare, essentialist facial cartooning is still able to convey subtlety of emotion, but the linework and loose layouts fully support any sense of dramatic tension in the enjoyably ludicrous action sequences. The closing chapter in which Boyd is able to stop being so serious and relate to his grandfather like an ordinary kid is the most successful, but it also highlights the strange morality at the heart of the narrative.—Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH --Benjamin Russell (Reviewed March 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 3, p184)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10132586
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cosby, Nate
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Langridge, Roger
  • Eliopoulos, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cow Boy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bounty hunters
  • Horses
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Bounty hunters
  • Horses
  • Family problems
  • Historical fiction
  • Bounty hunters
  • Horses
  • Family problems
  • Cartoons and comics
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Cow Boy : a boy and his horse, [script and story], Nate Cosby ; [art], Chris Eliopoulos ; [additional writing], Roger Langridge ... [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A western graphic novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
877068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781936393671
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781936393671
  • (OCoLC)760977354
Label
Cow Boy : a boy and his horse, [script and story], Nate Cosby ; [art], Chris Eliopoulos ; [additional writing], Roger Langridge ... [and others]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A western graphic novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
877068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781936393671
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781936393671
  • (OCoLC)760977354

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