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.
“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