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The Outlaw (Hardcover)

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In the old west sometimes few words need be spoken to convey a message- this is a simple story that says a lot with the help of stylistic illustrations that emphasize the fundamental nature of the old west. This story is a nugget of gold.

— Tonya


In this spare and powerful story set in the Old West, people in a small town live in constant worry of another visit from the Outlaw. Then the Outlaw suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Time passes, and one day a stranger rides into town. He takes it upon himself to fix everything that is in disrepair -- the clapboard schoolhouse, the train station platform. He even builds a horse trough. But when someone recognizes him as the Outlaw, the crowd turns on him. It takes the courage of a small boy to change the course of events ...

The subtle, beautiful mixed-media art with its nineteenth-century textural references perfectly complements this original story from debut author and illustrator Nancy Vo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781773060163
ISBN-10: 1773060163
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 42
Language: English