Project Description


The Last Cowboys

by Harry Horse

Grandfather and Roo, a remarkable dog with a vivid imagination, set off from England to America on an exciting expedition to the Wild, Wild West.

The intrepid travelers are in search of Roo’s grandfather, rumored to be living among cowboys following a successful movie career. Grandfather and Roo land in Hollywood, and after a movie studio tour, they embark on a bus trip that ends abruptly with the two of them dumped by the side of the road. The pair hitchhike through the Grand Canyon before finally reaching One Horse Town, which has been overrun by a gang of lawless horses. After a narrow nighttime escape and chilly nights camping in caves, Roo is joyfully reunited with Old Blue, his grandfather.

Cleverly told through Grandfather’s affectionate letters written to a grandchild back home, The Last Cowboys is another hilarious, original adventure featuring this immensely charming twosome. Horse’s winsome pen-and-ink illustrations perfectly complement this fanciful tale that will delight young and old alike.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-451-8
Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Page Count: 128
Size: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 6 – 10
Language: English
AR Level: 5.1
F&P: GRL P, Gr 3, Genre F
Lexile: 860L
Themes: Fantasy, Letters, Travel, Wild West
BISAC 1: JUV044000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV030060 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General


“Both palatable and approachable for transitioning independent readers. Imaginative and fun.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Humorous black-and-white line drawings add dimension to the characters…” ―School Library Journal

“Something to consider for any with a need for a good children’s story.” ―Children’s Bookwatch

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Harry Horse wrote and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Little Rabbit picture books and several Middle Grade novels. He was also a political cartoonist for several national newspapers in the United Kingdom. He passed away in 2007.