Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue
Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue is a children's book about Canada's little-known rodeo queen Flores LaDue (1883-1951). The story, ideal for ages 6-10, brings the real-life legend to a new generation of kids.
A world champion trick roper and First Lady of the Calgary Stampede, Flores helped put Western Canada on the world map. A rider, roper and rodeo queen, her story will inspire kids to work hard, blaze their own trails, and rope the life of their dreams.
Part of the award-winning Howdy Books series (see also Howdy, I'm John Ware).
Features a special collaboration with First Nations artist Keegan Starlight on pages with Indigenous art. This 44-page full-colour illustrated biography also includes a timeline, archive photos, author notes and cookie recipe.
The Howdy Books team L-R: Illustrator Hugh Rookwood, designer Lia Golemba, Indigenous artist Keegan Starlight, author Ayesha Clough and animator Steve Gervais
SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES
Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue fits perfectly with the Grade Four curriculum but is suitable for Grades One to Five. An excellent choice for International Women's Day on March 8, Stampede Week, and Women's History Month in October.
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