Leaving his ho-hum life behind to search for adventure, Mr. Munday finds more than he bargained for. Munday goes to the...

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MR. MUNDAY AND THE RUSTLERS

Leaving his ho-hum life behind to search for adventure, Mr. Munday finds more than he bargained for. Munday goes to the country to take temporary charge of Cousin Arthur's farm and prize cattle. The very first night, Big Bad Bob and Sneaky Pete, the rustlers, pay a call. Later, through an unlikely strategem involving a bearskin and a blue ribbon (""Cousin Arthur has strange-looking cows,"" say BBB), Munday tricks the rustlers into showing him their hide-out and foils them when they try to sell their stolen stock. Pryor's laid-back story has some funny moments, but--disappointingly--it fails to hang together. The watercolor illustrations add little vitality or detail. On the theme of western brigands getting their comeuppance, Rounds' Mr. Yowder and the Train Robbers is stronger and goofier.

Pub Date: March 1, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Prentice-Hall/Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1988