Raised by coyotes as an infant, Bill is discovered by a wandering cowboy who convinces him to return to his fellow humans. But thanks to his wild upbringing, Bill has strength and skill beyond that of his fellow humans, and he sets out to live a life of challenges, adventures, and wild good fun. He sets himself the task of taming the wild Hell’s Gulch into respectable ranchers, but before he can do this Bill is ambushed by a giant rattle snake and a critter that’s part puma, part grizzly, and part tarantula. Needless to say, neither of these creatures stands a chance against Bill and his fearless strength, and with these easily-tamed varmints at his side, Bill has no trouble starting a ranch with the Gulch Gang. From inventing new ways to herd ornery steer to chasing the wild stallion Lightning all over the U.S., Pecos Bill’s legendary life is one crazy adventure after another. With humorous illustrations by the beloved Steven Kellogg, this retelling of the famous cowboy legend is one that children will read again and again.
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