Buster Mesquite's Cowboy Band (Signed by Author and Illustrator)
By Tony Hillerman. Illustrated by Ernest Franklin.
Published by Buffalo Medicine Books, 2001
Hardcover book and dust jacket are in like new condition. Dust jacket is covered in clear protective sleeve.
First Edition, signed by author and illustrator on first page.
Buster Mesquite's Cowboy Band give a quirky southwestern retelling of a classic children's tale, with a much more satisfactory ending. Delightful illustrations by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin, who has been illustrating Tony Hillerman's Navajo policemen for many years. Visual puns and hidden jokes make Franklin's drawings a delight to revisit over and over, always with a fresh sense of discovery. Humor is a large part of Native American life and traditional culture.