Flip Flop Flapjack
The wild and true story behind the 100-year-old tradition of the Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast — as told by the granddaughter of the legendary founder Wildhorse Jack. Yahoo!
Ideal for ages 4-7, this charming picture book has themes of sportsmanship, community spirit, and living life to the fullest.
Synopsis: When Frankie’s dad loses every race at the Calgary Stampede, she’s sad and frustrated. But when he celebrates by hosting a huge pancake breakfast the next morning, she’s downright confused!
(Warning: Includes a larger-than-life cowboy, his wild antics, and his sassy pet badger Maggie. Don’t try this at home, kids!)
Brenda Joyce Leahy is an author and retired lawyer who lives in Calgary. She was raised on a farm in southern Alberta with stories about her colourful grandfather, Wildhorse Jack. Brenda’s first novel, The Art of Rebellion, was also inspired by her family history.
Melissa Bruglemans-LaBelle is most famous for her coffee paintings, but she works in a variety of styles and media. A born-and-bred Alberta girl, she has also painted hundreds of Stampede-themed windows! A two-time art school grad, Melissa lives in Airdrie with her husband and two boys.
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"A new children's book about the legendary real cowboy Wildhorse Jack will entertain and inspire (and includes a pancake recipe!)" — Horse Canada
“It’s a beautiful thing to have the legacy of Wildhorse Jack preserved in a way that will bring joy to so many kids. Congratulations to the gang at Red Barn Books for another home run!” — Becky Wigemyr, WildWestKidz.com Book Club
"My class could not take their eyes off the author and her book! This book showcases Calgary’s history in a beautiful way and really demonstrates how Wildhorse Jack exhibited courage and benevolence." — Jessica Walker, Grade 2 Teacher, Calgary Classical Academy
Flip Flop Flapjack: Wildhorse Jack and the First Stampede Breakfast
By Brenda Joyce Leahy
Illustrated by Melissa Bruglemans-LaBelle
8 x 10 Paperback