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Kay, Verla, Gustavson, Adam (Illustrator). Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press , 2007. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
JUNIOR GA 600 KAY 2007
In this picture-book biography, she introduces stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, whose astonishing secret was revealed after death: Hold your horses / Huge surprise . . . / He's a woman in disguise. Rhyming couplets follow Parkhurst from orphaned stableboy to Old West legend, known for coarse be…
Title
Rough, tough Charley
Author
Kay, Verla
Gustavson, Adam (Illustrator)
Place
Berkeley, CA
Publisher
Tricycle Press
Year Published
2007
Physical Description
Hardcover: 32 pages
Topics
Gender Reassignment
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues
Children's Self-Identity
LGBT
Abstract
In this picture-book biography, she introduces stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, whose astonishing secret was revealed after death: Hold your horses / Huge surprise . . . / He's a woman in disguise. Rhyming couplets follow Parkhurst from orphaned stableboy to Old West legend, known for coarse behavior and consummate driving skill. The pace is sometimes jarring, but Kay admirably distills the facts with the fewest possible words. Young people will quickly understand the unusual freedoms Charley enjoyed, in contrast to those of other women: They were bound by / Petticoats. / Couldn't drive or / Cast their votes. Realistic, oil paintings evoke the period and create a strong character in rough, formidable Charley.
ISBN
9781582461847
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
JUNIOR GA 600 KAY 2007
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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