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Fiction: Fiction:
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Norwood'''] (1966)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?norwood'''Norwood'''] (1966)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''True Grit'''] (1968)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis'''True Grit'''] (1968)
**Alternate formats: **Alternate formats:
***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook'''] ***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley'''] ***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
***[http://www.truegritmovie.com/intl/uk/dimenovel/ '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by the novel, available online ***[http://www.truegritmovie.com/intl/uk/dimenovel/ '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by the novel, available online
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dog+of+the+south'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Masters of Atlantic'''] (1985)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?masters+of+atlantis'''Masters of Atlantis'''] (1985)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Gringos'''] (1991)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?gringos+portis'''Gringos'''] (1991)
Short pieces: Short pieces:
-*Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?escape+velocity+portis'''Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany''']
*Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, and the New Yorker *Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, and the New Yorker
-**[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (requires New Yorker login)]+**[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (might require New Yorker login)]
**[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More'''] **[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More''']
==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters== ==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters==
-*The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?thicket+lansdale'''The Thicket'''], by Joe Lansdale
-*The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?big+sky+guthrie'''The Big Sky'''], by A. B. Guthrie
-*When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+legends+die'''When the Legends Die'''], by Hal Borland
-*Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?far+bright+star'''Far Bright Star'''], by Robert Olmstead
-*Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shavetail'''Shavetail'''], by Thomas Cobb
-*The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses+*'''The Border Trilogy''' by Cormac McCarthy
-*The Son, by Philipp Meyer+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?all+the+pretty+horses+mccarthy'''All The Pretty Horses''']
-*Little Big Man, by Thomas Berger+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crossing+mccarthy'''The Crossing''']
-*Desperadoes, by Ron Hansen+**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cities+of+the+plain+mccarthy'''Cities of the Plain''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?son+meyer'''The Son'''], by Philipp Meyer
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+big+man'''Little Big Man'''], by Thomas Berger
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen'''Desperadoes'''], by Ron Hansen
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier== ==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
-*Roughing It, by Mark Twain+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?roughing+it+twain'''Roughing It'''], by Mark Twain
-*Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?death+comes+for+the+archbishop'''Death Comes for the Archbishop'''], by Willa Cather
-*Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
-*Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
-*A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
-*Butcher's Crossing, by John Williams+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns== ==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
-*The Virginian, by Owen Wister+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?virginian+wister'''The Virginian'''], by Owen Wister
-*Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?riders+of+the+purple+sage'''Riders of the Purple Sage'''], by Zane Grey
-*The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?short_stories+l'amour'''The Collected Short Stories'''] of Louis L'Amour
-*The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sisters+brothers'''The Sisters Brothers'''], by Patrick DeWitt
-*Spoon, Robert Greer+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?spoon+greer'''Spoon'''], Robert Greer
-*Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?buffalo+girls+mcmurtry'''Buffalo Girls'''], by Larry McMurtry
-*Deadwood, by Pete Dexter+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?deadwood+dexter'''Deadwood'''], by Pete Dexter
-*Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel based on a story by Louis L'Amour, adapted by Charles Santino+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?law+of+the+desert+born'''Law of the Desert Born'''], a graphic novel based on a story by Louis L'Amour, adapted by Charles Santino
==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals== ==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
-*Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels Comanche Moon and Dead Man's Walk+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lonesome+dove+mcmurtry'''Lonesome Dove'''], by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?comanche+moon'''Comanche Moon'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dead+man's+walk+mcmurtry'''Dead Man's Walk''']
-*Raylan, by Elmore Leonard+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?raylan+leonard'''Raylan'''], by Elmore Leonard
-*Lone Star Ranger, by Zane Grey+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lone+star+ranger'''Lone Star Ranger'''], by Zane Grey
-*Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series - start with The Buckskin Line+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kelton+texas+rangers'''Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?buckskin+line'''The Buckskin Line''']
-*Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series - start with Strong Enough to Die+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?land+caitlin+strong'''Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?strong+enough+to+die'''Strong Enough to Die''']
-*Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series - start with The Rattlesnake Season+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sweazy+josiah+wolfe'''Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rattlesnake+season'''The Rattlesnake Season''']
-*A Tale Out of Luck, by Willie Nelson+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tale+out+of+luck'''A Tale Out of Luck'''], by Willie Nelson
==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines== ==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
-*Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
-*Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
-*Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
-*Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bohemian+girl'''Bohemian Girl'''], by Terese Svoboda
-*The Passage, by Justin Cronin+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?passage+cronin'''The Passage'''], by Justin Cronin
-*In Calamity's Wake, by Natalee Caple+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?in+calamity's+wake'''In Calamity's Wake'''], by Natalee Caple
-*Missy, by Chris Hannan+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?missy+hannan'''Missy'''], by Chris Hannan
- +
==Nonfiction== ==Nonfiction==
-*Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rooster+the+life+and+times'''Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit'''], by Brett Cogburn
-*Wyatt Earp : a vigilante life / Andrew C. Isenberg.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg
*1870s *1870s
*Arkansas *Arkansas
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==Books for Youth== ==Books for Youth==
-*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes 
-*The Legend of Bass Reeves : being the true and fictional account of the most valiant marshal in the West / Gary Paulsen. 
-*Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, by Shannon Hale 
Wild West - Fiction for Older Children Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
 +*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence
 +*Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky
*Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries) *Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries)
*Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain *Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
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*The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America) *The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
*The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick *The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
 +*Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale
*Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem *Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem
 +
Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
*Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara *Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara
 +
Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
*Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney *Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
*Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi. *Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
 +*Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
 +
Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
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*The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith *The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
*Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst *Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
-Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka+*Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
*Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson *Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
*Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin. *Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
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*Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas *Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
*Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake *Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
- +*Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
- +*The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
-Longer:+*Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney
-Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky+
-The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat+
-Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney+
==External Links== ==External Links==

Revision as of 19:17, 11 October 2013

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's here.

VERY MUCH A DRAFT

Contents

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:

Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines

Nonfiction

DVDs to Watch

  • True Grit (John Wayne)
  • True Grit (Coen Brothers)
  • Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
  • Django Unchained
  • Justified
  • The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
  • Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
  • Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
  • Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
  • The Searchers (movie licensing)

Books for Teens

Fiction

  • Shane, by Jack Schaefer
  • The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen
  • Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After
  • The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman
  • Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson
  • Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri
  • The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill
  • Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby

Nonfiction

  • Venom, by Marilyn Singer

Books for Youth

Wild West - Fiction for Older Children

  • Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence
  • Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky
  • Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries)
  • Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
  • Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman
  • The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
  • The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
  • Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale
  • Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem


Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children

  • Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara


Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks

  • Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
  • Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
  • Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books

  • Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
  • Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap
  • She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
  • Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
  • Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap
  • The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
  • Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
  • Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
  • Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
  • Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
  • Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda
  • Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
  • Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
  • Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
  • Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
  • The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
  • Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney

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