Jackrabbit Jewel and the Longhorn Cattle Drive

978-0-87565-799-8 Hardcover (Printed Case)
9 x 9 x 0 in
40 pp. 21 color illustrations.
Pub Date: 02/15/2022
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When Jackrabbit Jewel’s friend Pecos Bill cannot take a herd of longhorn cows to a big ranch in Montana, the task falls to Jewel. She follows the Goodnight-Loving Trail and must face many of the tribulations historical cowboys would have faced.
Jackrabbit Jewel’s character is based loosely on Jewel Frost Duncan, a pioneer ranchwoman and cowgirl who was elected to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 1976. As a publicity stunt, in 1937 Howard’s Studio in Pecos modified an image of her to make it appear she was riding a “Texas-sized jackrabbit.” This historical photo was the inspiration for Conejo Grande, the giant jackrabbit who is Jewel’s mount and loyal companion throughout the story. Jackrabbit Jewel is a children’s story that gently mixes Texas tall tale with the history of Texas and the Southwest.

Published by Texas Christian University Press