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Smoky knows only one way of life freedom Living on the open range, he is free to go where he wants and do what he wants And being a smart colt, he learns what he must in order to survive He can beat any enemy whether it be a rattlesnake or a hungry wolf He is as much a part of the Wild West as it is of him, and Smokey can t imagine anything elseBut then he comes across a new enemy, one that walks on two legs and makes funny sounds Smoky can t beat this enemy like he has all the others But does he really want to beat it Or could giving up some of his freedom mean getting something else in return that s even valuable Smoky the Cow Horse

About the Author: Will James

Will James 1892 1942 , artist and writer of the American West, was born Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault It was during his creative years everyone grew to know him as Will James During the next several years, he drifted, worked at several jobs, was briefly jailed for cattle rustling, served in the army, and began selling his sketches and in 1922 sold his first writing, Bucking Horse Riders The sale of several books followed An artist and author of books about the American west and, in particular, horses, Will James wrote the 1926 book Smoky the Cowhorse It was awarded the John Newbery Medal in 1927, and remains in print to this day Several movie adaptations of the story have been created, including a 1933 version that included Will James himself as the narrator.His fictionalized autobiography, Lone Cowboy, was written in 1930 He also wrote Home Ranch 1935 and he wrote his last book, The American Cowboy, in 1942 In all, he wrote and illustrated 23 books.In 1991, Will James was named a member of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

10 thoughts on “Smoky the Cow Horse

  1. Benji Martin Benji Martin says:

    I woke up to a beautiful morning It was a stereotypical beautiful morning The sun was shining, there wasn t a cloud in the sky It was nice and cool We re in the middle of an pleasant Alabama spring, which lasts for like two weeks before the scorching heat sets in, and makes everything miserable until November By far, though, the most beautiful part about waking up this morning, was that, as of last night, I was no lo

  2. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    I know that Will James won the 1927 Newbery Award for his 1926 children s novel Smoky, the Cow Horse and I certainly do very much appreciate the many and to and for me generally positive and wonderful similarities to one of my personal horse stories favourites, I do very much find continuous reading pleasure in how much of Anna Sewell s Black Beauty is contained general thematics wise within the pages of Smoky, the Cow

  3. Wendy Wendy says:

    So glad I m finally done with this book.The written in dialect thing is interesting, and occasionally even poetic, and I might have thought this was a fairly good book if it was really, really short But 300 pages of double negatives and other grammar mistakes was hard to wade through.As others have said, it does getinteresting in the last 100 pages there s a story , but it s still not that great and there s a dreadful raci

  4. Abigail Abigail says:

    Winner of the 1927 Newbery Medal, this children s novel about a mouse colored cow horse named Smoky has been favorably compared to that classic and pioneering pony story, Black Beauty , and I think the pairing is rather apt Both books follow the same basic narrative trajectory, beginning with a horse whose owners are responsible and kind, following him through his early years of prosperity and well being, his traumatic middle

  5. Wendy Wendy says:

    I first read this book in the fifth grade oh, so long ago and I loved it I re read it every year until I graduated high school and loved it every time I m not sure I d still love it quite so much if I was reading it for the first time as an adult, as I haven t read it since, but I look on it with fond memories.If you have a horse crazy son or daughter, I would definitely add this book to their library, right next to The Black St

  6. Josiah Josiah says:

    There was so much life wrapped up in that pony s hide that it was mighty hard for him to settle down and behavehe sometimes had to bust out and do things that wasn t at all proper Smoky the Cowhorse, P.47 The poor horse had sure got a reason to be mean, and I guess he s at the point where he figgers no human is his friend anySmoky the Cowhorse, P 229 Wow My expectations for a book with the Newbery Medal on the cover are always sky

  7. Susannah Susannah says:

    I read this book when I was 12 and it left a very lasting impression on me At one point in my life about 15 years ago I was in a book group and I said this book was one of my favorites My friends, under the influence of wine, laughed I was mortified Later, one of them who is a really GREAT friend bought me an original copy from an antique store which I treasure There is actually a Will James Society in Montana, so I think I am not cra

  8. Charlton Charlton says:

    I read this book to my little girl who is now 26 when she was in the elementary first learning to read.It s a good horse book telling the life of Smoky and that part I think is what fascinates children.How he starts off shy and timid.But when he s moved to the working ranch He toughens up gets stronger.

  9. Eleni Eleni says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book is about a cow horse named smokey it s written with western slang so you feel like your part of the book This story starts in Colorado, and slowly makes it s way down to New Mexico It all starts with an adventurous colt named smokey He is part of a loving herd along with his mom He gets in a lot of trouble, such as sticking his nose witch nearly gets s

  10. Tom Johnson Tom Johnson says:

    The illustrations are what set this edition apart Front cover pasteboard, front and back endsheets, and 6color full page plates throughout the text The first reproductions of James oils His art makes all the difference His story isn t bad either sort of standard Black Beauty West but for a kid s book it s all good stuff I started out by reading animal stories I loved them and this Smoky is as good as it gets But then there was this jolt a The

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