Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett

Hardcover | September 27, 1995

bySteven KelloggIllustratorSteven Kellogg

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On the day she is born this amazing baby proudly announces she can out-talk, out-grin, out-scream, out-swim, and out-run any baby in Kentucky. Within a few years Sally is off to the frontier, where she stuns a hungry grizzly bear, makes a lasso out of six rattlesnakes, and is more than a match for the mighty Mike Fink. And when Sally Ann rescues Davy Crockett from a pair of ferocious eagles, even her hornet's-nest bonnet and skunk perfume don't stop him from proposing marriage.

You won't find Sally Ann in any history book, but that hasn't kept her from becoming an authentic American frontier legend and the unforgettable heroine of Steven Kellogg's most delightfully rip-roaring tall tale.

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We all know the tall-tales of Davy Crockett, but how many know about his wife, Sally Ann? Almanacs published between 1834 and 1856 are the basis of the adventures of Crockett. Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind played a role in eight of the adventures and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, by Steven Kellogg, chronicles her life.

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On the day she is born this amazing baby proudly announces she can out-talk, out-grin, out-scream, out-swim, and out-run any baby in Kentucky. Within a few years Sally is off to the frontier, where she stuns a hungry grizzly bear, makes a lasso out of six rattlesnakes, and is more than a match for the mighty Mike Fink. And when Sally A...

Steven Kellogg is the illustrator of over eighty picture books for children, including his own retellings of Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, which School Library Journal declared "one of Kellogg’s best books," and Pecos Bill, which Booklist called "a read-aloud treat for the family or classroom." Mr. Kellogg is also the author of Chick...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.36 inPublished:September 27, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0688140424

ISBN - 13:9780688140427

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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We all know the tall-tales of Davy Crockett, but how many know about his wife, Sally Ann? Almanacs published between 1834 and 1856 are the basis of the adventures of Crockett. Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind played a role in eight of the adventures and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, by Steven Kellogg, chronicles her life.

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"Kellogg's uproarious picture book...draws on the legendary exploits of Davy Crockett's wife. From the moment she's born she's amazing....She grows tall and strong, marries Davy Crockett, and protects her family from a gang of hooligan alligators...The storytelling is wonderfully laid-back, combining the grotesque and the domestic with droll exaggeration. The pictures swing from wild comic chaos to an occasional sweeping view of the universe."--Booklist."A rollicking retelling. The exuberant artwork depicts Sally Ann's adventures with joyful humor and great energy." --The Horn Book