Changing Hands Book Store: Family Event | Jean Ekman Adams | A Cowgirl and Her Horse

A Cowgirl and Her Horse
Join us for a special storytime with artist and picture book author/illustrator Jean Ekman Adams, who reads her new book A Cowgirl and Her Horse and Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse. There are so many things a cowgirl has to do for her horse. It’s hard to keep them all straight! But this cowgirl has what it takes. Her horse needs new shoes. Better head to the department store! When it’s time to eat, she must properly order for him. Sometimes she even has to protect him from wild rattlesnakes. Jean Ekman Adams’ beautiful and hilarious illustrations make this book a true gem.

Jean Ekman Adams was born in Illinois, the daughter of illustrator Stan Ekman. She grew up in his studio, hanging over the back of his chair, watching him create magazine covers for Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s. After 30 years of exhibiting her paintings in national galleries, she finally turned to writing and illustrating picture books herself, something her father had always urged her to do. She spends the winters in Arizona and the summers in the mountains of Colorado, accompanied by four elderly rescued dogs, a Missouri saddle mule, and a homely but intelligent donkey.


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