By Aaron Shepard
No outlaw may possibly draw as speedy as Lightning Larry. yet what rather terrified these undesirable males used to be that extraordinary gun of his. It did not shoot bullets. It shot mild. And Larry regularly aimed for the heart. Can Larry shop town of Brimstone from Evil-Eye McNeevil's outlaw gang? discover during this rip-roaring unique story of a gunfighter with a major smile and a hankering for lemonade. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the award-winning writer of "The Adventures of Mouse Deer," "The Sea King's Daughter," "The Baker's Dozen," and plenty of extra childrens' books from significant publishers. His tales have additionally seemed frequently in Cricket magazine. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "A tall-tale superhero for our time. . . . A readaloud which could loosen up periods good up within the hassle-free grades." -- Kirkus studies, Mar. 1, 1993 "Pass out the bandanas and dig out the spittoon. learn this tale in an old-timer's voice, and everybody could have an excellent time." -- Chris Sherman, American Library organization Booklist, Mar. 1, 1993 "Move over Wyatt Earp. Make room for a cowboy of a special quality. a large age diversity of listeners will request this one back and again." -- institution Library magazine, Nov. 1993 "A rib-tickler. . . . young children will take pleasure in performing this out as readers theatre." -- Jan Lieberman, TNT, Spring 1993 "Lovely. . . . should still achieve the tickly bone of youngsters." -- Storyline, June 1993 "Perfect for telling or examining out loud." -- Katy Rydell, tales, Spring 1993 "My type enjoyed this tale. nice to take advantage of whilst introducing tall tales." -- D. Peccianti, experiences of All assets (Monterey Peninsula United institution District) "Introduces one impressive cowpoke. . . . could have younger listeners guffawing out loud and asking you to 'read it again.'" -- Smithsonian, Nov. 1993 "The publication is enjoyable and gives grist for discussions." -- Sparks: Mid-South kid's ebook evaluation magazine, Spring 1994 "Told within the lively language of a real yarn-spinner, it is a rollicking photo e-book to hot the center of almost everyone." -- young children' Line, summer season 1993 "The previous west is became on its ear during this lighthearted tall story. . . . Shepard's frontier vernacular manages to be either devoted to the style and hilariously humorous; the ebook reads aloud splendidly. . . . in particular sturdy for school room use." -- Wendy E. Betts, the internet on-line evaluate, Apr. 22, 1994 ///////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE I'll always remember the day Larry rode into our little city of Brimstone and walked into the Cottonmouth Saloon. He strode as much as the bar and smiled directly on the bartender. "Lemonade, please," he said. Every head within the position grew to become to look. Now, status subsequent to Larry on the bar used to be Crooked Curt. Curt used to be certainly one of a band of rustlers and thieves that have been terrorizing our city, led by way of a ferocious outlaw named Evil-Eye McNeevil. Curt used to be donning the standard outlaw scowl. Larry grew to become to him and smiled. "Mighty gigantic frown you were given there, mister," he said. "What's it to you?" growled Curt. "Well," stated Larry, "maybe i'll support eliminate it." "I'd prefer to see you try!" acknowledged Curt. The remainder of us bought out of how, genuine quickly. The bartender ducked at the back of the bar. Larry and Curt moved approximately ten paces from one another, arms on the prepared. Larry used to be nonetheless smiling. Curt moved first. yet he purely simply cleared his gun from its holster prior to Larry aimed and fired. Zing! There used to be no bang and no bullet. a bit bolt of sunshine that hit Curt correct within the heart. Curt simply stood there, his eyes broad with shock. Then he dropped his gun, and a major grin unfold over his face. He rushed as much as Larry and pumped his hand. "I'm effective joyful to understand you, stranger!" he shouted. "The beverages are on me! Lemonade for everyone!"