Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale

Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale

Steven Kellogg / Sep 16, 2019

Pecos Bill A Tall Tale The anecdotes associated with Texas s fabled cowboy hero burst from the pages in rapid succession Kellogg s robust illustrations enlarging and enriching the energetic text School Library Journal A re

  • Title: Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale
  • Author: Steven Kellogg
  • ISBN: 9780688140205
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • The anecdotes associated with Texas s fabled cowboy hero burst from the pages in rapid succession, Kellogg s robust illustrations enlarging and enriching the energetic text School Library Journal A read aloud treat.One of Kellogg s best Booklist The anecdotes associated with Texas s fabled cowboy hero burst from the pages in rapid succession, Kellogg s robust illustrations enlarging and enriching the energetic text School Library Journal A read aloud treat.One of Kellogg s best Booklist.

    • ✓ Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale || ✓ PDF Download by Ù Steven Kellogg
      328 Steven Kellogg
    • thumbnail Title: ✓ Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale || ✓ PDF Download by Ù Steven Kellogg
      Posted by:Steven Kellogg
      Published :2018-09-24T23:34:39+00:00

    About "Steven Kellogg"

      • Steven Kellogg

        Steven Kellogg is an author and illustrator who has contributed over 90 books for children He is best known for writing books about animals, for which he credits his grandmother.


    567 Comments




    1. A book my 6 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library.


    2. In this retelling of Pecos Bill the tale of how roping cattle and rodeos began is told. Bill, a young boy, is crossing the plains with his family in a covered wagon. After throwing out a fishing line while crossing the Pecos River, hence the name Pecos Bill, Bill is yanked overboard by an enormous fish. Carried downstream by the rushing river Bill is saved by a coyote who raises him in his coyote family. It’s not until Bill encounters a man and is convinced he is a human that he leaves his coy [...]


    3. Set against the background of the American Old West, comes Pecos Bill – a tall tale retold and illustrated By Steven Kellogg. This book is a round-up of tall tales about Pecos Bill, an integral character in American mythology. Raised by coyotes, he used a rattle snake as a lasso, tackled a canyon creature, fought off Hell’s Gulch Gang, roped a giant bull, tamed and rode a horse named Lightning – the fastest, most beautiful horse in the world, and met and married Slew-Foot Sue. Illustrated [...]


    4. I love the illustrations throughout the whole book. This tall tale is one I grew up knowing some but not the full story. I love the details and how well the illustrations tell the story. It also demonstrated what the western world looked like before more people settled in the area. For children who grew up in the mid west this story would be beneficial in demonstrating what the west is like and what people did in the past.




    5. There's a lot to see here, and as such it will hold up to multiple readings if your small person really likes it.



    6. Kellogg, Steven. Pecos Bill. (1986) In this retelling of Pecos Bill, written and illustrated by Steven Kellogg, the tale of how roping cattle and rodeos began is told. Bill, a young boy, is crossing the plains with his family in a covered wagon. After throwing out a fishing line while crossing the Pecos River, hence the name Pecos Bill, Bill is yanked overboard by an enormous fish. Carried downstream by the rushing river Bill is saved by a coyote who raises him in his coyote family. It’s not u [...]


    7. Categories/Genres for this class fulfilled by this book: Folktales, Traditional Literature, Tall Tale, Picture BookEstimate of age level of interest: K-5 Estimate of reading level: Higher grade 4+Brief description: In this tall tale, the story of Pecos Bill and his uprearing with a coyote family, he is prepared to overcome any obstacle in his way.Identify at least 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre and discuss how they appear in your book: As with traditional literature, the narrative [...]


    8. Week 5: Tall TaleOne day while taking a nap, Pecos Bill is found by a guy who promises to raise him as a Texan. On the way to meet the rest of the Texan outlaws, Bill and his friend encounter a variety of obstacles; a rattlesnake, a longhorn, and a creature that's part grizzly, puma, gorilla, and tarantula. Bill promises to help all the Texas outlaws to round up every steer in Texas, but first he must find a horse. Enchanted by the thought of owning the fastest, most beautiful horse in the world [...]


    9. Children’s LiteratureCrystal RodriguezTitle: Pecos Bill Folklore: PrimaryAuthor: Steven KelloggPlace of Publication: New York, NYDate: 1986 Pages: 40 Now this is an adventure! Pecos Bill has many exhilarating experiences throughout this book. Each page there is a new and exciting challenge he is facing, and of course, prevails. What I liked about this book was the magic; anything was possible for Pecos Bill. Again, it’s the world of creativity and imagination that allows the reader to just [...]


    10. This book tells a typical tall tale in a fun and outlandish way. It tells the story of Pecos Bill, said to be the greatest cowboy of all time. However, the tale is obviously pure fiction and Bill does such things as winning a fight against an animal that is part grizzly, part puma, part gorilla and part tarantula. It makes a good addition to the collection of American tall tales but is nothing special beyond that. Those who are interesting in crazy tall tales would probably enjoy it the most.The [...]


    11. Larger-than-life Pecos Bill led a riotously adventurous life from the day of his birth. Separated from his family as a baby, Bill was raised by coyotes in the wilds of Texas. His many feats include taming the wildest stallion in the West, roping a tornado, and rounding up every steer in Texas. In the end, Bill’s “whirlwind” romance and marriage to Slewfoot Sue finally managed to settle him down. This story, told in somewhat choppy increments, is a thrill for readers new to or familiar with [...]


    12. The story of Pecos Bill is about a fabled cowboy hero. Pecos Bill is a fictional cowboy who lied in the Wild West and had many adventures. He is known as an American folktale. Pecos Bill learns how to lasso a bull and he tames a horse that he later names Lightning. As a baby he fell out of the wagon onto Pecos River in Texas where he gets his name and where he learns to be Pecos Bill the American cowboy.I would use this book in my classroom to teach about the Wild West and to have students see w [...]


    13. Pecos Bill is one of my very favorite tall tales. I have happy memories of reading this story, along with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, when I was a child. Pecos Bill falls off of the covered wagon that is transporting his family further west. Bill is raised by coyotes until a cowboy stumbles across the boy, taking him back to the cowboy camp. Bill believes that the cowboy way of life is the best. This tale is very upbeat and positive with Bill consistently making the best of every situation [...]


    14. Read to third graders today, skipping a couple words. I usually read Paul Bunyan to the class when I read a tall tale but picked this one this time. I had to skip the naked Bill howling like a coyote too. the kids liked it and enjoyed telling me what parts were "whoppers" or not real about the story. They thought the bride bouncing to the moon was funny and they loved the "part grizzly, part gorilla, part puma and part tartula" creature that Bill fought. I love Steven Kellogg's illustrations. th [...]


    15. Steven Kellogg's version of Pecos Bill is a wonderful tall tale/folk tale told with great examples of voice and word choice. The text is rich with "Texas Cowboy" undertones. The story is a biography of the larger than life experiences of a Texas Cowboy. It's a great book that teaches lessons in survival and never giving up. Concepts from this book that could be incorporated into classroom instruction include figurative language (especially hyperbole) and summarization. Both concepts could easily [...]


    16. Pecos Bill, raised by a pack of coyotes after being yanked into the river by a Texas trout, eventually meets up with a drifter named Chuck. After vanquishing a giant snake, a grizzly/puma/gorilla/tarantula, and an ornery bull, he joins a gang of cowboys to round up an enormous herd of cattle. Other mythical creatures he tames are his horse, Lightning, and his wife, Slewfoot Sue. Wild and rollicking, these adventures, retold and hilariously illustrated by Steven Kellogg, is great to read aloud.Ge [...]


    17. Pecos Bill is lost a baby when his family is searching for a new home. He grows up with coyotes and becomes a young man who has super human strength and is not afraid of anything. Pecos Bills tackles giant snakes and wild bulls without a problem. One day he meets a girl just as adventurous and daring as him. On their wedding day his bride is jolted into space by his powerful steed but Pecos Bill wrangles up a tornado that send them flying into his parents wagon.


    18. I chose to read this book because I had remembered reading it as a child. Back then I had thought it was a pretty good book, but reading it now it just didn't click. The illustrations did not seem nearly as good as I had recalled and the story didn't seem up to standards as well. I assume my childhood imagination had a been a factor when I was younger. Overall, I was a little disappointed.


    19. Although Pecos Bill has different adventures in this story than in the song(s?) we know, we still enjoy this rendition. Stephen Kellogg is one of our favorite illustrators. I'm not sure how to describe his color palette and style, except to say it's warm and cheerful and fanciful and we like to soak it up.


    20. Bill was fishing and caught a Texas trout that pulled him out of his kinfolk's wagon. Bill was rescued by a coyote and that was when Bill's wild life began.Reasons I like this book-Reason 1- The book is a very easy short read.Reason 2- The book has good illustrations.Reason 3- It is a good little story.


    21. This is a adventure packed tale about Pecos Bill. The illustrations are vivid and have eye catching tones. Students will enjoy the tall tales and laugh at the adventures. This book would be a great addition to a lesson about tall tales and can be used to break down what actual event could have started the tall tale to be formed.


    22. Another book I received at a school event, this is one of my favorites. The tale of Pecos Bill is told through the use of brightly colored, beautiful illustrations as well as by a charming and entertaining story line. This version of the tale has slight differences from the traditional versions I've heard, but the basic story and events stay the same. A wonderful book to share with your children.


    23. This story is about a boy named Bill who came to Texas when the North East was getting too crowded. Bill lived in the wild and was quite the country boy. This book would be good to read to students when they are learning about cattle drives, Texas, and geography. The use of chuck wagons in this book would be fun to talk to students about how people traveled in the time of chuck wagons!


    24. I loved reading about Pecos Bill when I was a kid. So I was excited when my son picked this book out to read. He loved how adventurous Bill was even as a little baby. I think this is a fun read for little boys.


    Leave a Reply