Swamp Angel

Swamp Angel Review

Swamp Angel can lasso a tornado, and drink an entire lake dry. She single-handedly defeats the fearsome bear known as Thundering Tarnation, wrestling him from the top of the Great Smoky Mountains to the bottom of a deep lake. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky's stunning folk-art paintings are the perfect match for the irony, exaggeration, and sheer good humor of this original tall tale set on the American frontier.

A Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A Time magazine Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Title:Swamp Angel
Edition Language:English

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    Swamp Angel Reviews

  • Manybooks

    I am usually a huge and appreciative fan of Paul O. Zelinsky's artistry and style, but with Swamp Angel, I actually find his accompanying illustrations to Anne Isaac's prsented narrative both much too...

  • Kathryn

    There were things I liked a lot about this book. First, it's a very tall tale with a very tall girl and a very big bear. I like the "just so stories" aspect because we learn how the Smoky Mountains we...

  • Lisa Vegan

    I read this for the Picture Books club over at the Children's Books group, where this month’s theme is North American folk tales. This one surprised me because it is an original tale; I was expectin...

  • Crystal Marcos

    2 1/2 stars~I started with Swamp Angel, it looked interesting. I liked the cover and I have to say I wanted to like this book more than I did. The title itself is a promising title. I couldn't really ...

  • Courtney Dyer

    Swamp Angel is a Caldecott Honor book written by Anne Isaacs and illustrated by master illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky. Zelinsky, known for his beautiful oil paintings, doesn’t hold back for this Tenne...

  • Luann

    I quite enjoyed this. I read it to my library classes as part of a lesson on tall tales. It worked well in illustrating the elements of a tall tale yet was a story they hadn't already heard. Overall t...

  • Dolly

    This is an interesting folktale, similar to the "Paula Bunyan" book I read a month or so ago. It's full of tall tales and exaggerations and is a fun story to read aloud. The illustrations by Paul O. Z...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    I’m not crazy about tall tales and folk tales, but this one wasn’t bad. The illustrations have so many details in them, kids can spend literally hours looking at everything and gathering every asp...

  • Abbigail Harper

    I like the folk tale or "tall-tale" aspect of this book. When I was in elementary school we had a unit about tall-tales in the 3rd grade, however they were all about males like Paul Bunyan, etc. I lik...

  • Carissa

    This book was a hoot to read. It used dialect, which drew a Southern accent out of me as she wrastled with the big ol' bear. Caldecott honor? Caldecott medal, I say.If you like this book, you may like...