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Home On The Range: John A. Lomax And His Cowboy Songs

Home On The Range John A Lomax

Putnam Juvenile


ISBN: 0399239960
Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Brief summary:

As a child, John Avery Lomax loved the songs he heard the cowboys singing along the nearby Chisholm Trail. He began writing them down at an early age. As John grew older, he traveled the country collecting and recording cowboy songs, helping to preserve many favorites.
Written by Deborah Hopkinson and it is published by Putnam Juvenile. This was released in January of 2009. At the library the reference number is ML3930.L62 H66 2009. The children's book is 40 pages long and it has colorfully illustrated pictures, add to cart by clicking on the hyperlink below.

Widely acclaimed for her award-winning picture books, Deborah Hopkinson presents the amazing story of John A. Lomax, the fi rst man to popularize such great American folk songs as? and, of course,? Sweet Betsy from Pike,? Home on the Range.? Git Along Little Dogies??

When John was a boy in Texas, he wrote down all he? Taking along his clunky Ediphone recording device, he convinced cowboys and Gypsies to sing for him and soon he had hundreds of songs preserved for generations to come. Years later, with the encouragement of a beloved teacher, John set out on a cross-country trip to fi nd more songs for a book. d learned from cowboys.

S. s gorgeous art brings the West alive in this inspiring story of discovery, which shows that should you love a thing as a child, you don? t have to give it up as an adult! D. Schindler?



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