Strap Buckner was a man of genius, and his genius was to knock people down. He knocked down new settlers as a welcome. He knocked down Bob Turket to say howdy. He even knocked down Chief Tuleahcahoma, who was so impressed he gave Strap a swift gray nag to ride. After each knockdown Strap gently nursed them all back to health.But the day came when Strap left his home and met with not a soul. Everyone had fled. Will Strap finally forsake his genius and seek peace? Or will his genius lead to his downfall -- once and for all?

The Legend of Strap Buckner: A Texas Tale 2005, Holiday House, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780823415366