Tucson; (1968): University of Arizona. Small Octavo. Item #028624
270 pages, map. Signed and inscribed by the author. A teacher who preferred to teaching in a one-room rural school instead of in town though the school was a hundred miles from the ranch which she had homesteaded and from which she drew her livlihood. Here she was free to teach in her own way with students of mixed ages and races. Her children were mostly of the vaqueros who worked on the large cattle ranches. Sister Bourne would read entire novels to the children and then they began to read and were able to write very good English. She began publication of The Little Cowpuncher which were stories written by the children. Some were sad to those on the outside who read them but the children said they were just everyday life, Pages 180-186 have some of those stories which leads us now living nearly a century later that our high school graduates could write as well. A fine copy bound in light brown cloth lettered in red, spine letteringred, in near fine unclipped, pictorial dust jacket with a little piece torn away long bottom edge of front panel.