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Unhitch the Wagon

The Story of Boomer and Sooner


By Toby Rowland

Unhitch the Wagon, The Story of Boomer and Sooner is the rhyming tale of Bennie and Bud, two ponies who have a big dream to one day become Boomer and Sooner, the greatest ponies in all of Oklahoma. When training they must conquer Sooner archrivals in longhorns, cowboys, bears, and more on their brave quest to reach the “Palace on the Prairie” and pull the glorious Sooner Schooner. Young Oklahoma Sooner fans will delight in the ponies quest and connect to the traditions of the University of Oklahoma. Established OU catch phrases, and Sooner landmarks help tell the story. The moral of the story is to dare to dream of greatness. History rewards the daring and those who work hard and persevere.

Author Toby Rowland, Voice of the Sooners, takes young Sooner fans on this adventure of triumph. No Sooner fan collection is complete, and no OU fan should be without Unhitch the Wagon, The Story of Boomer and Sooner. An Officially Licensed book of The University of Oklahoma

Unhitch the Wagon
The Story of Boomer and Sooner
By Toby Rowland


Toby Rowland is the two-time Emmy Award winning Voice of the Oklahoma Sooners. A popular fixture behind the mic for the last decade of Sooner football, basketball and baseball, Rowland’s enthusiastic and unique style is unmistakable. He has also hosted the highly acclaimed “T-Row in the Morning Show” on the SportsTalk Radio Network for the last 16 years, as well as a multitude of television and radio shows for Sooners Sports TV, Fox Sports Oklahoma and the Sooner Radio Network. It may be through Rowland’s beloved “Scenesetters” before every Sooner football game that his gift for writing has best endeared him to OU fans. That gift now gets shared with the next generation of Sooner Nation with his first book, Unhitch the Wagon.

Previously, Rowland was a decorated sports anchor and reporter at KWTV in Oklahoma City for 10 years, winning awards as the host of the Friday Football Blitz and producer of the Statewide Oklahoma Sports Blitz.

About the Illustrator: Rob Peters has illustrated over 30 children’s books. Other books illustrated by Rob include Go Cars Go! 'Twas the Night Before TipOff—The University of Kansas Jayhawks, Go Cubs Go! Baseball’s Never Give Up Story and Kansas City Chiefs ABCs and 1-2-3s.

8” x 10.5”
August 2020

US $17.99 Canada $21.95
*Cover subject to change

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