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The Adventures of Nat Love
By Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. Illustrated by Randy DuBurke
6 x 8-1/4 in; 136 pp; Guided Reading level: W
January 2012 ISBN 9780811857499 ISBN10 0811857492
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From acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. comes a thrilling biography of an unforgettable man told in compelling graphic novel form. Born into slavery in 1854, Nat Love, also known as “Deadwood Dick,” grew up to become the most famous African-American cowboy in the Old West. A contemporary and acquaintance of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, Nat was widely known as an expert roper and driver, a crack shot, and a real Wild West character. Featuring lively full-color artwork by Randy DuBurke, Best Shot in the West is an exhilarating mix of high-interest historical fiction and nonstop adventure.
Patricia C. McKissack is the Coretta Scott King and Newbery award-winning author of more than 100 books about the African-American experience. She lives in Missouri. Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. is the author of numerous books. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Randy DuBurke is the illustrator of several books. He lives in Switzerland.
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