is pure Texas! Written and delightfully illustrated with an eye to the education of adults as well as children, Texas Alphabet
serves up a heapin’ helpin’ of the legends and lore of Texas.
Texas Jack, a native jackrabbit, teaches the reader about significant Lone Star characters, historical events, and geography. In this illustrated volume, you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Ponce de Leon, Sam Houston, and other legendary characters. Rice’s rhymes run from A to Z, and Texas Jack offers commentary about each entry. For example, “A” is for Alamo, where brave men fought and died . . . to win Texas’s independence. Texas Jack says “he never seen such a fierce battle in all his life.
Join James Rice in celebrating life in the state where everything is “bigger and better” with the Texas Alphabet.
About the Author/Illustrator
Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican’s treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Mr. Rice’s first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers also enjoy his Cowboy Night Before Christmas and Cowboy Alphabet. With over 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Mr. Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council.
Written and Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
40 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
Color and b/w illus.
3rd ptg. 30,000 in print
ISBN: 9780882896922 hc