Thunder Rose, Part 2003

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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On a dark night of howling rain and booming thunder, Jackson and Millicent MacGruder welcome a new baby girl into their lives. Imagine their surprise when she sits up, thanks them for bringing her into the world, and informs them that she's quite partial to the name Rose.
So begins the story of Thunder Rose, who drinks her milk straight from the cow and prefers the company of her bull, Tater, to any kitten or puppy. Rose is capturing outlaws by the time she's a teenager, but she always has time to find joy in a song. Jerdine Nolen and Kadir Nelson have created a tall tale--and a powerful new African American heroine--to delight readers of all ages.

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I recently completed a folktale unit with my third grade students and missed this story. I was excited to add another tall tale to my collection. This was unique, in my experience, as it was the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - kabdo1 - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading this story as it shows courage, strength, power, and determination of a young woman with special gifts. Thunder Rose displays the underestimated talents and intrigue one ... Read full review

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JERDINE NOLEN is the author of many beloved picture books, includingPlantzillaandRaising Dragons, which won the Christopher Award and was aSmithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children. She lives in Maryland.

KADIR NELSONhas illustrated many popular books for children, includingJust the Two of Us by Will Smith andPlease, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee. He lives in California.

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