In the third book of this popular series, Slim Jim Watkins discovers that running a ranch of his own can be downright lonely. Sure, he passes the time by telling stories to his horse, Bonecrusher, but that is just not the same as having a pardner of his own.
Talking to his horse becomes mighty dull and one-sided after awhile, and when Slim Jim hears the cattle talk, he reckons it’s time to round himself up a pardner before he goes completely “loco.”
The only problem is, his ranch is in the middle of nowhere! How is he going to find somebody to keep him company and to help him on his ranch? Well, Slim Jim is one persistent cowboy. With his can-do attitude, he is determined to lasso a pardner, no matter where he—or she—might be.
About the Author
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton travels extensively, appearing at schools and conventions across the country. She is also the author of Why Cowboys Sleep with Their Boots On, Why Cowboys Need a Brand, and Nana’s Rice Pie, all published by Pelican.
About the Illustrator
James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced fifty-plus children’s books, among them an addition to The Night Before Christmas Series, Gullah Night Before Christmas. With more than a million and a half copies of his books in print, he ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books. Mr. Rice died at his home in Hico, Texas in May 2004.
WHY COWBOYS NEED A PARDNER
By Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
32 color illustrations
ISBN: 9781565543362 hc