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Isaacs, Anne.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2010
IL K-3, RL 3.6
ISBN 0375867228

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Angelica Longrider, the “wildest wildcat in Tennessee” is back in a new adventure.  Our barefoot, outsized heroine has a new opponent to overcome.  This time it is a giant dust devil.  That's right -- a dust storm has struck her farm and is causing all sorts of problems.  Can Angelica wrestle this wind storm and save the day?

Booktalk #2

This is an American tall tale with more action than a bucking bronco! Angelica Longrider (Swamp Angel) has moved from Tennessee to big sky country, Montana.  Here, she can really spread out. She quickly makes herself at home creating buttes, carving out the Grand Canyon and taming a wild horse of a dust storm named Dust Devil. Unfortunately, Backwards Bart, a nasty, mosquito riding, backwards talking desperado buzzes into town with his band of bad boys to rob from innocent town folk.  Shouts of “Cash your gimme!”, “Up hurry!” and “Yap-giddy!” can be heard all over the county. With Dust Devil by her side, Angel sets out to capture Bart and his flying desperadoes. Armed with Aunt Essie’s hard-as-horseshoes biscuits, Angel manages to save the day and in the process, conjures up the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. Angel is the wildest hero this side of the Mississippi! If you’d like to read more about Angel, check out Ms. Isaac’s Swamp Angel as well.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)

SUBJECTS:     Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
                        Montana -- History -- Fiction.
                        Tall tales.

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