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Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett

Press:HarperCollins HarperCollins (September 27, 1995)
Publication Date:1995-09-27
ISBN:9780688140427
Author Name:Steven Kellogg
Pages:48
Language:English

Content

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.

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3?Kellogg retells a mighty fine tall tale of refreshing heroic feats, adding humorous details through his hallmark illustrations. 
While still a toddler, Sally Ann rollicks her way through numerous adventures, like outrunning rabbits and outswimming otters.
At age four, she flips the strongest arm wrestlers.
She screams the feathers right off the heads of a pair of eagles while rescuing Davy Crockett, who has his head caught in a tree.
"'Well, star spangle my banner!'" cried Sally Ann.
"'I've just invented bald eagles!'" As soon as Davy regains consciousness, he proposes, head over heels in love.
However, marriage does not put an end to her amazing exploits, as she foils marauding alligators and the villainous Mike Fink to protect her child, Hardstone.
In the manner of tall tales, this telling emphasizes different episodes with more humor than Caron Lee Cohen's version (Greenwillow, 1985).
And, of course, Kellogg's colored-ink, watercolor and acrylic illustrations create a worthy addition to this larger-than-life genre.?Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NECopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Ages 4^-8. 
Kellogg's uproarious picture book about a frontier hero is in the same tall-tale tradition as Anne Isaacs and Paul Zelinsky's 1995 Caldecott Honor Book Swamp Angel.
Here Kellogg draws on the legendary exploits of Davy Crockett's wife.
From the moment she's born, she's amazing.
She proves she can "out-talk, out-grin, out-scream, out-swim, and out-run any baby in Kentucky." On her eighth birthday she's off to the frontier, where, among other feats, she skins a grizzly bear alive.
She grows tall and strong, marries Davy Crockett, and protects her family from a gang of hooligan alligators.
The tale may have too many episodes strung together, and the ending is a bit abrupt, but 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.
As in another 1995 Caldecott Honor Book, Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney's John Henry, there's a sense of the hero as a force of nature.
Hazel Rochman

Review

"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

About the Author

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. 
Mr.
Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett.
He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird.
Mr.
Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature.
He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color.
Mr.
Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett.
He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird.
Mr.
Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature.
He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.

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Comment List (Total:8)

  •     my students were studying tall tales and enjoyed this particular story. It was a bit different from the ones they already knew about.

  •     This cute story about Davy Crockett's wife gives a new perspective on tall tales and American pioneer women. Steven Kellogg's illustrations are a joy as always.

  •     This book was linked to a book of the same title, but a different author/illustrator - Steven Kellogg. NOT the same and not what I wanted or thought I was buying. It's an ok book - in good shape and will work as a comparison, but I needed the Kellogg book for my lesson plans. Given the price I paid for it, I won't complain too much, but I do feel a bit deceived - kinda "bait and switch".

  •     This is about Sally Ann Thunder Ann, Davey Crockett's wife. It's a great American tall tale, and the illustrations are excellent. Your kids will love this story.

  •     Steven Kellogg is wonderful telling the story of Sally Ann from her birth, her running, and the bear battle, to meeting and marrying Davey Crockett. Very strong woman. This folklore tale has excellent color illustrations. I would highly recommend this one for reading to and by the K through the 8th grade, along with a recommendation for teachers and parents, also.

  •     I bought this for my daughter after having purchased all the other Steven Kellogg American folk tales. This book is as good as all the rest, amazing illustration and fun stories. This is particularly unique since it has a female heroine.

  •     great

  •     This was a great book especially for young girls. It tells the story of a female hero and all her adventures. Even after marrying Davy Crockett, one of the most famous folk hero's, Sally Ann remains independent and the greatest hero in the book. I highly recomend it to anyone, especially those interested in folk tales.

 

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