by Jan and Phil Huling
Another fairy tale variation I passed some wait-time with at the local public library, this is another one I will be buying for our curriculum collection. I'm surprised we didn't already have it since we have most Texas/Western variations of fairy tales.
In this version, the youngest son is that of a rodeo clown, and while his older brothers get the truck and the clown suit, Dan gets the cat. The king becomes a rich oil man in this retelling, impressed with Dan's turkey, possum, oil rigs, and cattle. Jan Huling does a good job with Texas-style similes and vernacular, while her husband Phil uses vivid red, orange, and yellow watercolors to evoke the desert setting and long, tall Texans.
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