Swamp Angel : Welcome to the American frontier a place of legends that are larger than life and a landscape twice as big as even the tall tales that stretch up to the speckles sky. This is a fitting setting for the Swamp Angel, a sassy lassie who stomps around drinking up lakes to their very dregs and lassoing tornadoes as if they're no more trouble than frisky heifers. She's a hectic sort of protectress, but a good one and the townsfolk and farmers need her large presence soon enough, to save them from the terrifying bear called Thundering Tarnation. Only the Swamp Angel has the smarts and the guts to wrestle this challenger, which she does all the way from the Great Smoky Mountains down to the bottom of the lake! Anne Isaacs creates an irrepressible new folklore heroine in Swamp Angel, lavishly illustrated with Caldecott Medallist Paul O. Zelinsky's magical-realism paintings. 34 pages.
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