By Aaron Shepard
No outlaw may draw as quickly as Lightning Larry. yet what rather terrified these undesirable males was once that ordinary gun of his. It did not shoot bullets. It shot mild. And Larry constantly aimed for the heart. Can Larry keep town of Brimstone from Evil-Eye McNeevil's outlaw gang? discover during this rip-roaring unique story of a gunfighter with a tremendous smile and a hankering for lemonade. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the award-winning writer of "The Adventures of Mouse Deer," "The Sea King's Daughter," "The Baker's Dozen," and plenty of extra young ones' books from significant publishers. His tales have additionally seemed usually in Cricket magazine. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "A tall-tale superhero for our time. . . . A readaloud which may loosen up sessions good up within the uncomplicated grades." -- Kirkus studies, Mar. 1, 1993 "Pass out the bandanas and dig out the spittoon. learn this tale in an old-timer's voice, and everybody may have an outstanding time." -- Chris Sherman, American Library organization Booklist, Mar. 1, 1993 "Move over Wyatt Earp. Make room for a cowboy of a unique quality. a large age diversity of listeners will request this one back and again." -- university Library magazine, Nov. 1993 "A rib-tickler. . . . young children will get pleasure from appearing this out as readers theatre." -- Jan Lieberman, TNT, Spring 1993 "Lovely. . . . may still succeed in the tickly bone of youngsters." -- Storyline, June 1993 "Perfect for telling or interpreting out loud." -- Katy Rydell, tales, Spring 1993 "My category enjoyed this tale. nice to take advantage of while introducing tall tales." -- D. Peccianti, studies of All assets (Monterey Peninsula United college District) "Introduces one outstanding cowpoke. . . . may have younger listeners guffawing out loud and asking you to 'read it again.'" -- Smithsonian, Nov. 1993 "The booklet is unique and offers grist for discussions." -- Sparks: Mid-South kid's booklet evaluation magazine, Spring 1994 "Told within the lively language of a real yarn-spinner, it is a rollicking photograph e-book to hot the guts of almost everyone." -- childrens' Line, summer time 1993 "The previous west is grew to become on its ear during this lighthearted tall story. . . . Shepard's frontier vernacular manages to be either trustworthy to the style and hilariously humorous; the publication reads aloud splendidly. . . . specially strong for school room use." -- Wendy E. Betts, the net on-line evaluation, Apr. 22, 1994 ///////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE I'll always remember the day Larry rode into our little city of Brimstone and walked into the Cottonmouth Saloon. He strode as much as the bar and smiled instantly on the bartender. "Lemonade, please," he said. Every head within the position became to look. Now, status subsequent to Larry on the bar used to be Crooked Curt. Curt was once considered one of a band of rustlers and thieves that have been terrorizing our city, led by means of a ferocious outlaw named Evil-Eye McNeevil. Curt was once donning the standard outlaw scowl. Larry grew to become to him and smiled. "Mighty colossal frown you were given there, mister," he said. "What's it to you?" growled Curt. "Well," acknowledged Larry, "maybe i may support eliminate it." "I'd prefer to see you try!" acknowledged Curt. The remainder of us bought out of how, actual quickly. The bartender ducked at the back of the bar. Larry and Curt moved approximately ten paces from one another, arms on the prepared. Larry used to be nonetheless smiling. Curt moved first. yet he in simple terms simply cleared his gun from its holster sooner than Larry aimed and fired. Zing! There used to be no bang and no bullet. slightly bolt of sunshine that hit Curt correct within the heart. Curt simply stood there, his eyes huge with shock. Then he dropped his gun, and an incredible grin unfold over his face. He rushed as much as Larry and pumped his hand. "I'm strong happy to grasp you, stranger!" he shouted. "The beverages are on me! Lemonade for everyone!"
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