Cowboys and Cattle Drives Dyslexia Series

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A Special Series of Books for Children Who Struggle to Read

The cowboy is a romantic figure of the great American West, known for his quiet stoicism and the tough exterior that belied a soft heart when it came to his horse and the cows in his charge. But those are stories of archetypes and not of actual people. The Cowboys and Cattle Drives series of books introduces children to some of the real people who influenced the development of the cowboy narrative as we know it today.

An essential part of the western economy was the development of the cattle industry, and cowboys played the integral part of getting herds to the markets where they were needed. Men like Charlie Goodnight and James Cook drove cattle herds huge distances across the wilderness, forging trails and learning their way as they traveled. At the end of the trail, towns sprang up, lawless and rowdy as the country worked toward a proper set of laws to govern everyone. Marshal Tom Smith, among other brave men, worked hard to bring law and order to these towns so that people could settle down and build their homes and families in communities that were healthy and safe. The life of a cattle-driving cowboy was so alluring that even as it drew to an end, easterners like Will Rogers wanted to pursue it, and Will himself wouldn't stop until he had achieved his dream and made it famous for everyone to see and appreciate.

These are the real cowboys, and they come to life in this series. These books are printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font that makes them easier for some children with visual processing problems to read. A special feature of the books is that each two-page spread contains a QR code that links to audio of the book being narrated. Children can listen and follow along to help them learn the words that they are seeing.

The Cowboys and Cattle Drives Dyslexia Series offers a way for children with reading difficulties to enjoy reading and American history in a rare and wonderfully accessible combination that they will treasure for years to come.

Note: Although each title is meant to be a standalone book, important terms are defined or explained in the first book in which they appear, and the stories build upon one onother, making the reading of the books in chronological order a more rewarding experience for children who are new to the topic.

To view all of the Adventures on the American Frontier dyslexia series, click here.

A Special Series of Books for Children Who Struggle to Read

The cowboy is a romantic figure of the great American West, known for his quiet stoicism and the tough exterior that belied a soft heart when it came to his horse and the cows in his charge. But those are stories of archetypes and not of actual people. The Cowboys and Cattle Drives series of books introduces children to some of the real people who influenced the development of the cowboy narrative as we know it today.

An essential part of the western economy was the development of the cattle industry, and cowboys played the integral part of getting herds to the markets where they were needed. Men like Charlie Goodnight and James Cook drove cattle herds huge distances across the wilderness, forging trails and learning their way as they traveled. At the end of the trail, towns sprang up, lawless and rowdy as the country worked toward a proper set of laws to govern everyone. Marshal Tom Smith, among other brave men, worked hard to bring law and order to these towns so that people could settle down and build their homes and families in communities that were healthy and safe. The life of a cattle-driving cowboy was so alluring that even as it drew to an end, easterners like Will Rogers wanted to pursue it, and Will himself wouldn't stop until he had achieved his dream and made it famous for everyone to see and appreciate.

These are the real cowboys, and they come to life in this series. These books are printed in a special dyslexia-friendly font that makes them easier for some children with visual processing problems to read. A special feature of the books is that each two-page spread contains a QR code that links to audio of the book being narrated. Children can listen and follow along to help them learn the words that they are seeing.

The Cowboys and Cattle Drives Dyslexia Series offers a way for children with reading difficulties to enjoy reading and American history in a rare and wonderfully accessible combination that they will treasure for years to come.

Note: Although each title is meant to be a standalone book, important terms are defined or explained in the first book in which they appear, and the stories build upon one onother, making the reading of the books in chronological order a more rewarding experience for children who are new to the topic.

To view all of the Adventures on the American Frontier dyslexia series, click here.

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Charlie Goodnight: Blazing the Goodnight Trail

Subtitle: Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Part One

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Cowboys; Old West; Dyslexia-Friendly Books

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6

Pages: 98

ISBN: 978-0-88092-715-4

Order code: 7154

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $12.00 each.
Order code: 7154S

Charlie Goodnight: Blazing the Goodnight Trail Cover

Getting cattle herds from Texas to markets in the West had never been tried before Charlie Goodnight decided to make the trip, crossing rivers and eighty miles of desert along the way. But Charlie and his partner, Oliver Loving, were determined to make it work, forging new trails that would forever change the cattle market in America.

Getting cattle herds from Texas to markets in the West had never been tried before Charlie Goodnight decided to make the trip, crossing rivers and eighty miles of desert along the way. But Charlie and his partner, Oliver Loving, were determined to make it work, forging new trails that would forever change the cattle market in America.

Charlie Goodnight: Blazing the Goodnight Trail Cover

Charlie Goodnight sample pages:

James Cook: Greenhorn on the Chisholm

Subtitle: Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Part Two

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Cowboys; Old West; Dyslexia-Friendly Books

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6

Pages: 80

ISBN: 978-0-89824-718-3

Order code: 7183

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $12.00 each.
Order code: 7183S

James Cook: Greenhorn on the Chisholm Cover

Jim Cook was still young and foolish when he went on his first cattle drive from Texas to the railroad in Kansas, and he caused a stampede that resulted in a loss of 500 cattle. Later, when Comanches stole the cowhands' horses, he saw a way to help make up for what he had done. Could he get the horses back?

Jim Cook was still young and foolish when he went on his first cattle drive from Texas to the railroad in Kansas, and he caused a stampede that resulted in a loss of 500 cattle. Later, when Comanches stole the cowhands' horses, he saw a way to help make up for what he had done. Could he get the horses back?

James Cook: Greenhorn on the Chisholm Cover

James Cook sample pages:

Tom Smith: Marshal at Trail's End

Subtitle: Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Part Three

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Cowboys; Old West; Dyslexia-Friendly Books

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6

Pages: 26

ISBN: 978-0-88092-721-5

Order code: 7215

Price: $15.00
Website price: $8.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $6.00 each.
Order code: 7215S

Tom Smith: Marshal at Trail's End Cover

When the small railroad shipping town of Abilene, Kansas, was overrun with outlaws and gunslingers, a quiet man named Tom Smith took the job of marshal. Could a single man bring law and order to the frontier to make Abilene’s citizens safe?

When the small railroad shipping town of Abilene, Kansas, was overrun with outlaws and gunslingers, a quiet man named Tom Smith took the job of marshal. Could a single man bring law and order to the frontier to make Abilene’s citizens safe?

Tom Smith: Marshal at Trail's End Cover

Tom Smith sample pages:

Will Rogers: Chasing the Cowboy Dream

Subtitle: Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Part Four

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Cowboys; Old West; Dyslexia-Friendly Books

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6

Pages: 22

ISBN: 978-0-88092-722-2

Order code: 7222

Price: $15.00
Website price: $8.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $6.00 each.
Order code: 7222S

Will Rogers: Chasing the Cowboy Dream Cover

All his life, Will Rogers wanted to be a cowboy, but the days of the huge cattle drives were winding down. So Will found another way to use his rope skills and his quick wit to become the most famous cowboy of his time.

All his life, Will Rogers wanted to be a cowboy, but the days of the huge cattle drives were winding down. So Will found another way to use his rope skills and his quick wit to become the most famous cowboy of his time.

Will Rogers: Chasing the Cowboy Dream Cover

Will Rogers sample pages:

Cowboys and Cattle Drives Dyslexia Series Set

Author: A Royal Fireworks Press Publication; Tice, Christopher (Illustrator and Narrator)

Subjects: Cowboys; Old West; Dyslexia-Friendly Books

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11

Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6

Order code: 7154SET

Price: $46.00
Website price: $40.00

Cowboys and Cattle Drives Dyslexia Series Set Cover

This set includes all four books in the series: Charlie Goodnight, James Cook, Tom Smith, and Will Rogers, all offered together at at reduced price.

This set includes all four books in the series: Charlie Goodnight, James Cook, Tom Smith, and Will Rogers, all offered together at at reduced price.

Cowboys and Cattle Drives Dyslexia Series Set Cover

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