THE CONTESTS AT COWLICK by Richard Kennedy

THE CONTESTS AT COWLICK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kennedy, who did so welt by the traditional folk tale in The Parrot and the Thief (KR, 1974), takes to the Western style as easy as you please, in a fun-poking yarn about how Hogbone and his gang ride into the town of Cowlick looking for trouble and find it in little Wally, the only citizen who isn't hiding indoors. Pretending to engage them all in running, climbing, and horse-lifting contests, Wally manages to capture all fifteen of Hogbone's men and even tricks Hogbone himself into yelling for the sheriff and his men, who are fishing ""just a holler up the creek."" A right smart youngun.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1975
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Atlantic/Little, Brown