Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Iris Wall, Cracker Cowgirl

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Review - Iris Wall, Cracker Cowgirl

About the Book
Full of whip-crackin' cow-huntin' fun. Iris Wall was anything but an average girl. Average girls in 1948 were learning how to embroider and crochet. However, Iris was having the time of her life riding in rodeos, taming horses, and hunting cows with her daddy. The ultimate outdoor heroine, she was part of the Old Florida heritage that is synonymous with endurance, pride, and strength. A glossary of terms about cracker cowhunters is included in this biography.

About the Author
Carol Matthews Rey is an award-winning elementary-school teacher. Active in staff development leadership activities and multiple professional associations, Rey keeps herself busy with additional training in instructional strategies for her field.

Eldon Lux has thirty years experience as an artist. His work is displayed in private collections in several U.S. states as well as foreign countries. He has previously worked for Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney California Adventure, and Tokyo DisneySea. Also a saddle maker and blacksmith, Lux was raised on a ranch and has a BS in animal science from the University of Nebraska. He lives in Kenansville, Florida.

My Take on the Book
I loved this book. It is the true story about Iris Wall who was born and raised in Florida. In fact she still lives there. She grew up in the 1930's in a family of horsemen: breaking horses, riding in rodeos, and even cowhunting with her father. She is still working her ranch today and has been given many awards for her work in the field of horses and the environment. This is a wonderful story for any family. You will be inspired by her life. I encourage to purchase this book and share it with everyone in your family.

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