James Cloyd Bowman (1880-1961) was born in Ohio. After completing his graduate studies at Harvard, he began a career teaching English at Iowa State College and eventually became the head of the English Department at Northern State Teacher’s College in Michigan (now Northern Michigan University). He wrote several works of criticism and served as editor of Contemporary American Criticism, published by Henry Holt in 1926. Among his many award-winning books for children are The Adventures of Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Tales from a Finnish Tupa. At the time of his death, he was working on the stories of Johnny Appleseed.
Tall tales of the legendary cowboy Pecos Bill—raised by coyotes and able to tame even the wildest bronco—that bring out the fun and adventure of the original folk stories. Includes the original 1930s border-art-inspired color and black-and-white illustrations.