Groundwood Books

The Outlaw

Written by Nancy Vo

For readers 6 - 9 years old | Published May 01, 2018 | ISBN 9781773061900
JUVENILE FICTION / Westerns

Cover of The Outlaw

Regular price $14.95 CAD

42 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

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 grew up where the sun rose in the prairies and set behind the Rockies. She graduated with degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts, joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and decided to be a picture-book maker. By day, she works as a facility planner where her colleagues politely tolerate her love of puns and argyle socks. At ungodly hours in the night, she gets to draw. The Outlaw is her first picture book.

Awards and Praise
[A] thought-provoking tale.