Cowboy Fairy Tales

It’s just a few more days until Cowgirl Peg comes to visit!  Come to the library this Friday, October 1, from 2:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon.  You don’t need to sign up or get tickets ahead of time.  Just come to the large meeting room on the lower level.  The program is free and children of all ages are welcome.  You can even buy one of Cowgirl Peg’s children’s books after the program and ask her to sign it for you.

If you’re looking for some western or southwestern stories, try this list of fairy tales.  Some of them are cowboy twists on familiar fairy tales, and some are tall tales from the world of cowboys and cowgirls.

Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story
by Tomie dePaola

Alice Nizzy Nazzy, the Witch of Santa Fe
by Tony Johnston
(This story is a twist on the character Baba Yaga from Russian folklore.)

Bubba the Cowboy Prince
by Helen Ketteman
(This one is very loosely based on Cinderella.)

Cactus Soup
by Eric A. Kimmel

Dusty Locks and the Three Bears
by Susan Lowell

The Gingerbread Cowboy
by Janet Squires

by Eric A. Kimmel
(This story has roots in one from the Brothers Grimm.)

Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale
retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Rapunzel’s Revenge
by Shannon and Dean Hale

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett
by Steven Kellogg

Swamp Angel
by Ann Isaacs

The Three Little Javelinas
by Susan Lowell

‘Til the Cows Come Home
by Jodi Icenoggle
(This book might remind you of the story Joseph Had a Little Overcoat.)

Waynetta and the Cornstalk
by Helen Ketteman

Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?
by Bonnie Lass

-Miss Sarah

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