Here is the thrilling, thigh-slapping companion to Swamp Angel, the beloved Caldecott Honor–winning picture book.
Swamp Angel has a reputation as the greatest woodswoman and wildest wildcat in all of Tennessee. But when she grows too big for that state, she moves to Montana, a place so sizeable, even Angel can fit in. It’s there that she wrestles a raging storm to the ground and, at its center, finds herself a sidekick—a horse she names Dust Devil. And when Backward Bart, the orneriest, ugliest outlaw ever known, starts terrorizing the prairie, seems like Angel and Dust Devil may be the only ones strong enough to stop him.
Dust Devil received four starred reviews and was named a New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Winner. Children will be captivated by the beauty and exaggerated humor of Paul Zelinsky’s American primitive–style paintings and the wit and energy of Anne Isaacs’s unparalleled storytelling. Here is an original folktale starring an extraordinary gal who is as feisty as she is funny and as courageous as she is kind.
About Anne Isaacs
Also the author of Caldecott Honor Book Swamp Angel, Anne Isaacs was born and raised in Buffalo, New York.She feels most at home in rural environments such as the redwood forest near Santa Cruz, California where she lives with her family. Her husband and three children have built their own treehouse, which they share with several squirrels and blue jays. "All my life," says Anne Isaacs, "poetry has affected me more than any other genre. I have read and memorized it, studied it, loved, and written it since I was nine."Ms. Isaacs lives in Santa Cruz, California with her family.
“[A] handsomely designed, thoroughly entertaining stand-alone sequel.”—Booklist, starred review
“A stunning tour de force” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Will have kids howling.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A new classic.” —Kirkus Review, starred review
"Precise and witty illustrations" —The New York Times Book Review
“This gifted team has produced the best picture book of the year!” —Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
WINNER 2010 New York Times Notable Book
WINNER 2010 New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing
WINNER 2010 Chicago Public LibraryÂ’s Best of the Best books
WINNER 2010 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
HONOR 2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
FINALIST Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Award
NOMINEE Indiana Young Hoosier Award
NOMINEE New York State Charlotte Award
HONOR Irma Simonton Black Award
NOMINEE 2014 Georgia Children's Book Award
NOMINEE Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing