Sunday, October 22, 2006
Thunder Rose, by Jerdine Nolen, Illustrations by Kadir Nelson
The tall tale canon will never be the same with the addition of Thunder Rose. This bull- wrestling, lightening-wrangling, song-thundering girl legend is the stuff tall tales are made from. Thunder Rose is full of delicious descriptive language, unbelievable feats of strength and wit, and illustrations that add humor, beauty and grace. The text of this book is like a rhythmic, twisted, gyrating dance. Beware, it requires some practice to get all that tongue twistin’ perfect. But even nine and ten year olds delight in the illustrations, in the language, and in the knee-slappin’, foot-stompin’ story of Thunder Rose.