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Cowboy Jesse

Appearance Date: 11/06/2021

Cowboy Jesse is a picture book geared for ages 2-7. A young boy, Jesse, rides west across his backyard on a stick horse as a spaceship lands nearby. When one squiggly, wriggly alien flashes his fangs, Jesse hightails it to safety—or so he thinks. It’s a counting book from one to ten and back again (ten to one). The story is also about the value of friendship. Ages 2-5 are the formative years in which children develop their first friends. Their time together is all about having fun. So, with that in mind, these characters enjoy mishaps and calamities, but most of all, have fun.

Meet the Author

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Nancy Kelly Allen

Nancy grew up in the mountains of Kentucky. Living near a town named Hazard wasn’t hazardous, still, she learned early to look before leaping. She looked into social work and tried it. She looked at teaching. Tried it. Loved it. And after one peek into a school library, she leaped into a profession that stuck – librarian. She graduated from Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky with master’s degrees in both Education and Library and Information Science. Working as a social worker, elementary school teacher, and librarian fit perfectly for her latest venture, writing books. She has penned more than fifty. Nancy and her husband, Larry, live in the log house in which she grew up and they share their home with two canine writer assistants, Jazi and Roxi.