Friday, February 25, 2011
Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs
Isaacs, Anne, Dust Devil, Schwartz and Wade Books, 2010. PICTURE BOOK.
Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, had a reputation for being a great woodswoman and the wildest wildcat of Tennessee. When she outgrows Tennessee, she moves to Montana. While there, she wrestles a storm to the ground and meets her sidekick horse, Dust Devil. When Backward Bar, the orneriest, ugliest outlaw ever known starts causing trouble, Swamp Angel is the only person who can stop him. Will she be strong enough to stop him?
A fun tall tale for young readers. The illustrations are wonderful. The text is easy-to-follow. Readers who like tall tales, legends, and folklore will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.