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Lexie the Word Wrangler

Written by Rebecca Van Slyke & illustrated by Jessie Hartland
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books
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Jan 1, 2017
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This clever celebration of words and their meanings features a strong cowgirl who wrangles words alongside cattle.

Lexie is the best wrangler west of the Mississippi—word wrangler, that is. She watches over baby letters while they grow into words and ties shorter words together into longer ones; she herds words into sentences, hitches sentences together, and pens them all in to tell a story. But lately, something seems off at the ranch. First the d goes missing from her bandana, leaving her with a banana to tie around her neck, and soon afterward every S-T-A-R in the sky turns into R-A-T-S. There’s no doubt about it—there’s a word rustler causing this ruckus, and Lexie plans to track him down . . . even if it means riding her horse through the sticky icing of a desert that’s suddenly become a giant dessert.

This fantastic spin on “cowboy” stories populates Lexie’s ranch with lively letters and words, alongside the typical cattle and horses, and stars a smart, confident, charismatic heroine. Rebecca Van Slyke’s creative, silly wordplay pairs perfectly with Jessie Hartland’s lively illustrations, and there’s even a glossary of helpful terms for up-and-coming word wranglers.

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Who Wrote Lexie the Word Wrangler

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Rebecca Van Slyke
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Who Illustrated Lexie the Word Wrangler

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Jessie Hartland

<b>Jessie Hartland </b>(jessiehartland.com) has written and illustrated many picture books, including <i>Steve Jobs: Insanely Great!</i>, <i>How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum</i>, <i>Bon Appetit: the Delicious Life of Julia Child</i>, and <i>How the Meteorite got to the Museum</i>. Her paintings have been exhibited in Venice, Tokyo, Long Island, and New York City. She has painted murals at a Japanese amusement park, designed Christmas windows for Bloomingdale’s, and put her mark on ceramics, watches, and all sorts of other things. Her illustrations have appeared in the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Travel and Leisure Family</i>, <i>Martha Stewart Kids</i>, <i>Bon Appetit</i>, and <i>Fit Pregnancy</i>. She lives in New York City.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399169571
Publication Date:
January 1, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016003364
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399169571
Lexile® Level:
AD600L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
190416
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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