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Fantasy (fiction), 308 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 500L, Fiction Series
Monster Cowboy is a story about making a friend's dreams come true. In this story Lurk wants to be a cowboy. His friends surprise him with a visit to a farm to ride a horse. Unfortunately the horses at the farm are too small for Lurk to ride. Lurk's friends find another way for Lurk to ride horses.
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