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Swamp Angel

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Dutton Children's Books,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 960L
Working in an American primitive style animated by the humor and storytelling genius for which he is renowned, Caldecott Winner artist Paul O. Zelinsky puts oils to cherry and maple for this tall-tale competition between a Tennessee woods-woman extraordinaire and a hungry, fearsome bear.Thundering Tarnation has a bottomless appetite for settler's grub. When word goes out about a competition to hunt this four-legged forest of stubble, a young woman, second to none in buckskin bravery, signs up. "How about baking a pie, Angel?" the other hunters taunt. "I aim to," says Swamp Angel. "A bear pie."What follows is as witty a round of roughhousing as ever jostled the ranks of Americana. Anne Isaacs' original text unfolds in a crackling combination of irony, exaggeration, and bold image-making. Zelinsky's paintings respond with deft yet hilarious expressions, rhythmic shapes, and a sense of monumental motion, as benefits a heroine who can wield a tornado like a lasso, drink a lake dry, and snore down a forest. In the course of these grand shenanigans, the Great Smoky Mountains are stirred up, Montana's short-grass prairie laid down, and Thundering Tarnation's fate proves to have no less a reach than the starry heavens. Swamp Angel marks the debut of a promising new storyteller and adds to the tall-tale traditions a pictorial counterpart that will entertain and endure for a long time to come.
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Accelerated Reader:
Level 5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 960L
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Grouping Title swamp angel
Grouping Author isaacs anne
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-10 06:31:49AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 04:53:15AM

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accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5
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author Isaacs, Anne.
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display_description Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.
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owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Crofton Library, Maryland City at Russett Library
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publishDate 1994
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subject_facet Frontier and pioneer life -- Tennessee -- Juvenile fiction, Frontier and pioneer life -- Tennessee -- Stories, Tall tales, Tall tales -- Juvenile fiction, Tennessee -- Juvenile fiction, Tennessee -- Stories
title_display Swamp Angel
title_full Swamp Angel / by Anne Isaacs ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
title_short Swamp Angel
topic_facet Frontier and pioneer life, Stories, Tall tales, Tennessee