When the governor of Texas asks Phoebe Clappsaddle to officially welcome the new schoolteacher, Phoebe is happy to oblige. Being a Southwestern belle, she understands the importance of courteously greeting guests. Wearing her grandfather’s tin sheriff’s star, Phoebe must contend with mishap upon mishap in her quest to preserve good manners. But when the rowdy Tumbleweed Gang ransacks the town of Marathon, she realizes this is a job for the sheriff: Sheriff Phoebe Clappsaddle, that is. With help from an ornery talking parrot, Phoebe soaks that rambunctious gang and restores order to Marathon.
In this follow-up to Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang, Phoebe once again proves that combining Southern manners with a no-nonsense Western spirit exacts justice while maintaining dignity and composure.
About the Author
Melanie Chrismer is a fifth-generation native of Houston. She frequently speaks at schools and libraries, where she discusses the history of her native state as well as hints for developing writing strategies and techniques. Chrismer is a descendant of the real Phoebe Clappsaddle.
About the Illustrator
A graduate of New York’s Pratt Institute, Virginia Marsh Roeder has explored many facets of the art industry, from graphic design to illustration art. Though retired from teaching art, she still illustrates children’s books, often using her grandchildren as models.
Both Melanie Chrismer and Virginia Roeder are members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
PHOEBE CLAPPSADDLE FOR SHERIFF
By Melanie Chrismer
Illustrated by Virginia Marsh Roeder
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustrations Ages 5-8
ISBN: 9781589801271 hc