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The case of the measled cowboy
Erickson, John R., 1943-
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 1999.
Physical Description:
126 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Slim is left to take care of the ranch and little Alfred, who has the measles, he gets sick himself and a freak blizzard sets in, so it is up Hank to try to keep things under control.
Reading Level:
750 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 3.0 28733.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 7 Quiz: 17731 Guided reading level: P.
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Hank has to find a way to get everyone out of a big mess when Slim the Cowboy comes down with the measles and a big blizzard hits the ranch. Sally May and Loper are away visiting relatives, so Hank has to come through, or the folks at the ranch could be snowed in for good!

Author Notes

John Richard Erickson was born in Midland, Texas on October 20, 1943. In 1966, he received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas in Austin and studied for two years at Harvard Divinity School.

He began to publish short stories while working full-time as a cowboy, farmhand, and ranch manager. In 1982, he started his own publishing company called Maverick Books, which published the first Hank the Cowdog book in 1983. He is the author of the best-selling Hank the Cowdog series, which won an Audie for Outstanding Children's Series from the Audio Publisher's Association in 1993. His stories have also won Oppenheimer, Wrangler, and Lamplighter Awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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