Groundwood Books

The Outlaw

Written by Nancy Vo

For kids 6 - 9 years old | Published May 01, 2018 | ISBN 9781773060163
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns

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Regular price $17.95 CAD

42 pages | 8.625 in × 8.25 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

The Outlaw

Nancy Vo

In this spare and powerful story set in the Old West, people in a small town live in constant worry of another visit from the Outlaw. Then the Outlaw suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Time passes, and one day a stranger rides into town. He takes it upon himself to fix everything that is in disrepair — the clapboard schoolhouse, the train station platform. He even builds a horse trough. But when someone recognizes him as the Outlaw, the crowd turns on him. It takes the courage of a small boy to change the course of events …

The subtle, beautiful mixed-media art with its nineteenth-century textural references perfectly complements this original story from debut author and illustrator Nancy Vo.

About the Author

Nancy Vo

Nancy Vo was born in the prairies and ranged to the West Coast. As a child, she enjoyed stories featuring brave characters, but later realized a truth about herself: she was far less adventuresome and liked her creature comforts. So by day, she works as a facility planner. At ungodly hours in the night, she gets to draw characters who have grit. She enjoys good coffee and bad puns. She is the author and illustrator of The Outlaw and now The Ranger, the first two books in the Crow Stories trilogy. Nancy lives in Vancouver.

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