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by Jan Sonnenmair,Nancy Bo Flood

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Author:
Jan Sonnenmair,Nancy Bo Flood
ISBN13:
978-1590788936
ISBN:
1590788931
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Publisher:
WordSong (March 1, 2013)
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Geography & Cultures
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1999 kb
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4.8
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COWBOY UP! Ride the Navajo Rodeo. by Nancy Bo Flood ; photographed by Jan Sonnenmair.

COWBOY UP! Ride the Navajo Rodeo. Though Flood asserts the importance of the rodeo in Navajo culture, aside from the competitors’ faces (which are worth the price of admission), there is little here to differentiate this rodeo from others. Whether or not readers are swayed by Flood’s enthusiasm for the sport, there is one universal lesson in the rodeo: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep trying. Cowboy up! (afterword, resources) (Nonfiction.

Ride the Navajo Rodeo, of which the good folks at Wordsong were kind enough to send me a copy. One poetry collection from last year that I really admire is Nancy Bo Flood's collection, COWBOY UP!

Ride the Navajo Rodeo, of which the good folks at Wordsong were kind enough to send me a copy. One poetry collection from last year that I really admire is Nancy Bo Flood's collection, COWBOY UP! Ride the Navajo Rodeo, of which the good folks at Wordsong were kind enough to send me a copy.

Photographer Jan Sonnenmair contributes dynamic action shots that show off the riders and ropers, the horses, bulls, and broncs, along with portrait photos of young rodeo participants. Lists let the organizational part of my frontal lobe feel needed and wanted. Still, once in a while you get stuck on a list and it's hard to move. For example, just the other day I was asked to come up with a list for Kindergartners of books that talk about Native American tribes. It's morning at the rodeo. Riders are standing by. Horses are in the chutes. Cowboy up!" the announcer calls.

Ride the Navajo Rodeo. Some of the shots (created by photographer Jan Sonnenmair) are brilliant. Setting her book during the course of a single rodeo day, author Nancy Bo Flood plunges readers into what might be an unknown world. We see children near bucked from woolly riders (sheep), adults flung from broncos, women who sweep the barrel racer events, steer wrestlers, and, best of all, bareback bull riders.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9781590788936.

Cowboy Up. Ride the Navajo Rodeo. By Nancy Bo Flood Illustrated by Jan Sonnenmair. It all adds up to an unforgettable close-up view of Navajo rodeo over the course of one action-packed day. Category: Children’s Middle Grade Books Children’s Picture Books. Mar 01, 2013 ISBN 9781590788936 Middle Grade (8-12). Also by Nancy Bo Flood. See all books by Nancy Bo Flood.

Flood, Nancy Bo Cowboy Up!: Ride the Navajo Rodeo Gr. 4–6 40 pp. Boyds/Wordsong. Photographs by Jan Sonnenmair. This book invites readers to experience a Navajo Nation rodeo. While focusing on adult competitions (bronco riding, steer wrestling, et., Flood doesn’t ignore the roles children play. Well-chosen photographs accompany the readable text. by Nancy Bo Flood and Jan Sonnemair. Guest Blog Post by Nancy Bo Flood. Created by Through the Wardrobe. Book Guides, Activities & Lessons 2. Story Map Customizable Lesson. 6 Total Resources 1 Awards View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity. Interview with Nancy Bo Flood. Created by Rachel Funez Writes. Created by TeachingBooks.

It's morning at the rodeo. Riders are standing by. Horses are in the chutes. "Cowboy up!" the announcer calls. Then the excitement begins in this riveting collection, narrative poems give voice to the individual competitors, lively prose explains rodeo events, and evocative photographs show off the riders and ropers, the horses, bulls, and broncs. It all adds up to an unforgettable close-up view of Navajo rodeo over the course of one action-packed day.
  • Cowboy Up! is a fun book from a child's perspective. I've been around rodeo much of my life and this book reflects the emotional span of a participant. I love how the author weaves in poetry and prose with the mechanics of the events. The photos are stunning and capture the essence of an Indian Rodeo. I live on the Colville Reservation and my husband and two of our sons were bronc riders. I college barrel raced. This book is well written. A delight that I highly recommend.

  • This is a great book on so many levels. First, it includes a thorough nonfiction treatment of the rodeo with details that both kids and adults will find fascinating, taking us through the traditional events like barrel racing, calf roping, bareback and bronc riding, and steer wrestling. But in addition, the author weaves in poems in the voices of child rodeo participants, showing us their excitement, frustration, fear, dedication, and triumph as they learn to rope and ride. I didn't even know that such young children participated in rodeo events. COWBOY UP! is a good book for reading aloud to very young children: depending on their age you can focus on the more simple poem-statements and/or read the extended explanations. The photos are amazing. The text and photos combined leave you wanting to attend a rodeo yourself.

  • i live and work on the rez, and for a little while longer live near the author! well researched, accurate and a well photographed glimpse into rodeo life

  • This is a great book. The photography is incredible and the story is very compelling. I love giving this as gifts.

  • I love it!

  • Sometimes I think half my job simply consists of making lists. Not that I'm complaining. I love lists. I love making them, and checking them, and adding to them. Lists let the organizational part of my frontal lobe feel needed and wanted. Still, once in a while you get stuck on a list and it's hard to move. For example, just the other day I was asked to come up with a list for Kindergartners of books that talk about Native American tribes. Some of the books, I was told, would also have to talk about American Indians living today. Now I don't know anything about you. I don't know if reading this review you're a teacher or a librarian or an interested parent or my mom. Whosoever you might be, you are still probably very aware that asking for nonfiction titles for very young children on Native Americans is akin to asking for the moon and the stars above. Half the stuff on library and bookstore shelves is woefully out-of-date and offensive while the other half is written for kids ten-years-old and up. The pickings for small fry are slim. Enter "Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo". The rare book that is both poetry and fact, with content for both big and little, here we have a title that finally fills that gap. Best of all, you don't have to be looking for school or specialty fare to enjoy this one. Like wild bucking stallions and bulls that could impale you without so much as a snort? Welcome to the world of Navajo rodeo.

    "Can't sleep. Can't eat. Mind keeps figuring, figuring, figuring - how tight to hold, how far to lean, how hard to squeeze to stay on top." That's just a sample of the thoughts going through a person's head before the Navajo rodeo. Though it has its roots in places like Arizona and Texas, rodeos can be found all over the Navajo Nation and are family affairs. Setting her book during the course of a single rodeo day, author Nancy Bo Flood plunges readers into what might be an unknown world. We see children near bucked from woolly riders (sheep), adults flung from broncos, women who sweep the barrel racer events, steer wrestlers, and, best of all, bareback bull riders. Saturating her text with facts, background information, and tons of photographs, this is one title that will prove tempting to kids already familiar with the rodeo world and those approaching it for the very first time.

    It's a challenge facing any work of standard nonfiction for kids: How do you prefer to present your material? In this particular case, Ms. Flood has a wealth of information at her fingertips regarding the Navajo rodeo circuit. Trouble is, you can fill your book to brimming with the brightest and shiniest photos that money can buy, but if you've long blocks of nonfiction text you might lose your readership before you've even begun. Now in this book Ms. Flood presents her material over the course of a single rodeo day. It's a good format for what she has to say, but the downside is that there are sections at the beginning that aren't all that thrilling. If kids are coming to this book to see some high-flying riders, they'll have to first wade through explanations about the announcer and the arena. That's where the poetry comes in. Sure, there are big blocks of explanatory text before the action begins, but Flood tempers each two-page spread with not just photos and explanations but also poems. The advantage then is that younger children can read the poems while older ones get something out of the nonfiction sections. Win win!

    It sounds strange to say but in many ways the book that to me feels the closest to the format of "Cowboy Up!" is "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village" by Laura Amy Schlitz. Both books find that the best way to get kids to swallow a spoonful of nonfiction is with a bit of first person narration. With that in mind, the poems in "Cowboy Up!" offer great promise. Each one is written in the first person and could easily be considered short monologues. The small child auditioning or the teacher who wants to do a theatrical presentation with readily available material would do well to take these poems and use them freely. Now granted, the poetry can be touch-and-go at times. I've a friend who personally cannot stand free verse in children's books because to her it just looks like the author took a paragraph and broke it up into arbitrary lines. I happen to like free verse, insofar as I like any poetry, but I admit that the ones found here varied widely in terms of quality on a case-by-case basis.

    Much like the poetry, the photography in this book can vary. Some of the shots (created by photographer Jan Sonnenmair) are brilliant. I'm quite fond of the image on the jacket as well as shots of riders mid-air (one hand waving freely about their heads), the portraits (love those endpapers, though the decision to flips the images was a poor one when you consider library processing techniques), and even one of a rainbow rising behind the honor guard. On the other hand, there are times when it feels as though the book ran out of the good photographs and had to rely on some of the lesser variety. For example, there's a shot of an announcer that looks like it appears twice in two pages, only flipped. This is a rare occurrence, but it happens early enough in the book that a reader could be forgiven for wondering if more duplication is bound to happen.

    When I think of books that talk about contemporary Native Americans today, the pickings for kids are slim. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" isn't exactly meant for the 12 and under crowd. "Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky" is pretty good, if a bit poetic (this might have something to do with the fact that it's a book of poetry). And the book "Native Americans: A Visual Exploration" by S.N. Paleja covers a lot of ground, but only in brief. No, the whole reason "Cowboy Up!" even works is because it's not trying to be about anything but how particularly cool this kind of rodeo is. This is Navajo life in the 21st century. So forget depressing texts that cover the past with all the interest of a phone book. Flood and Sonnenmair have culled together a look at the just-as-interesting present, and given it a format that will stand it in good stead. Cowboys and cowboys-to-be everywhere, stand up and rejoice. Your rodeo is here.

    For ages 5-12.

  • COWBOY UP! RIDE THE NAVAJO RODEO by award winning author, Nancy Bo Flood with photography by Jan Sonnenmair combines narrative poetry with detailed description of rodeo events that makes accessible a unique view of the Navajo rodeo. COWBOY UP! is a non-fiction, story, picture book that captures what feels like the heart and soul of not just any ole rodeo, but a Navajo rodeo. Bo Flood’s life on the Navajo Nation Reservation paired with research and skilled writing are precisely placed with poignant photographs that bring a charge to the page. This nonfiction portrait is laced with narrative poetry and narrative from the rodeo announcer balanced with active description of the events. Bo Flood not only carries out the task of writing from three different voices bringing them powerfully together She does it with the execution and confidence of the riders she depicts in her words.

    I give this book, 5 apples, cream of the crop. COWBOY UP! RIDE THE NAVAJO RODEO is unique and beautiful in its’ depiction of this rodeo slice of life on the Navajo reservation. The themes in the book are rodeo, family and community.

    
 This book is a story, picture book that has a long word count and complex language. It is for school age readers. It will appeal to boys and girls. It could be used in teaching about rodeo, native cultures, and poetry.

  • Cowboy Up! is a fantastic book for adults to share with the young people in their life. A combination of poetry, fact and photographs, it effectively captures the emotion, energy and spirit of the rodeo. Bo Floods poems, written in short crisp lines, are fun to read aloud and helped me feel, for the first time, what it might be like to anticipate, prepare for, and actually ride in a Navajo rodeo. Will inspire conversation with kids at home or in a classroom.