One of the best childhood-books in 1960s. Reading it as an adult brought back such wonderful memories. Published in 1959, it told the story of young Andy, a city boy who, like me as a child, liked to watch westerns on TV (my favorite was Bonzana). Andy gets a taste of life on a real working ranch and learns to rope and ride... Highly recommend tracking this one down. A customer from Amazon wrote: 'From my first days listening to my father read Cowboy Andy through the many nights reading it back to my father, I recall wonderful memories. The story is beautiful and I look forward to reading it to my children, nephews and nieces."