Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue
Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue is an illustrated 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).
- Featured in The Globe & Mail, Western Horse Review, CBC Eyeopener, Global TV, The Albertan
Includes a special collaboration with First Nations artist Keegan Starlight. This 44-page full-colour illustrated biography also includes a timeline, archive photos, author notes and Flores' own cookie recipe. Download the free Activity Kit.
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. To book a Virtual Author Visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books are available UTP Distribution, library wholesalers, or by ordering direct with discount code "Educators".
“Ayesha has once again brought to life a notable pioneer from Alberta’s ranching heritage. The book teaches life lessons that apply as much today as they did over a hundred years ago.” — Scott Grattidge, Executive Director, Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation
“Beautifully illustrated and historically factual, Howdy I’m Flores LaDue will no doubt become a collector’s book of choice.” — Alison Keene, President, La Due Ladies Lunch Foundation
"Young readers and history lovers of all ages will delight in Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue. Clough’s magnificent writing, attention to historical detail, and the beautiful artwork combine to inspire readers with the enticing story of LaDue, the cowgirl and community builder who helped found the Calgary Stampede." — Christine Leppard, PhD, Historical Specialist, Calgary Stampede