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Best Shot in the West

Best Shot in the West

The Adventures of Nat Love

By Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. Illustrated by Randy DuBurke


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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.

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Size: 6 x 8-1/4 in;
Pages: 136 pp;
Guided Reading level: W
Format: Hardcover
Publication: January 2012
ISBN: 9780811857499
ISBN10: 811857492
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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