Cowboy Joel And The Wild Wild West by


Cowboy Joel and Blackbeard find themselves face to face with El Maton, the most feared desperado in the West. When El Maton mocks him for the way he looks, Joel must confront his biggest fear; a tongue-slingin’ with the outlaw. Can Blackbeard convince Joel to do it? Will Joel find the courage?


Note to mom and Dad:  Cowboy Joel will teach your child that it’s not always about punching the bully. It’s about being confident in who God made them to be, and using those truths to fight the battle 

Joel Gagnon’s real life story of being bullied made national news. Now, he’s helping teach kids how to deal with their own “El Matons.”




Bullying is something I don’t tolerate with anyone. A few years ago, a 12 year old cousin took her life due to bullying. So I don’t mind voicing my opinion when I hear of someone bullying another. Cowboy Joel and the Wild Wild West is an awesome story that shows kids, and anyone else reading it, how to take up for themselves against bullying. And to understand and realize that it is ok to be different. We don’t have to all be alike to enjoy life. God made us and loves us the way we are and no one has the right to say anything about another.

Another thing about this book is that Cowboy Joel and Blackbeard are real. Joel’s family, the Gagnon Family each had their own unique part in writing this book. Knowing real people face the issues in this book brings the story more to life.

And Seth Yoder does a fantastic job illustrating this story. The illustrations are beautiful, and I love that children not old enough to read can make up their own story just by the pictures.

You really dont have to know anyone being bullied to check out this book. This story can help everyone. Those facing these issues can find confidence reading this story. And those who haven’t been bullied will learn how to deal with the issue if it ever happens to them. I highly recommend this beautifully written and illustrated book to everyone.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.






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Click this link to view a book trailer, plus the Gagnons appearance on the Today Show!

Find out more about the blog tour for reviews, interviews and guest posts with the Gagnon family, plus giveaways!

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