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Dust Devil (2010)

by Anne Isaacs(Favorite Author)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 2
0375867228 (ISBN13: 9780375867224)
Schwartz & Wade
review 1: Genre: Traditional Literature Copyright: 2010This is a fun tall tale of a girl, Angel, who saved her land and reigned in an unruly horse all of which made Montana the state it is today. Dust devils in Montana are known to be the horse of Angel who sometimes gets a wild side. This would be a fun book to read. I think older students would enjoy this because it makes subtle references to how the Grand Canyon was made and other mountain ranges. The illustrations are unique by being framed by wood panels.
review 2: Summary: This was a wonderful traditional literature book! This was a story about a swamp angel, who was the greatest woodswoman and wildest wildcat in Tenesee. Thie woodswoman moves to Montana where she fights a huge storm that scares everyone in the tow
... moren. She finds a horse, who throughout the story becomes her best friend. He becomes her side kick. She names her horse, Dust Devil. When the "bad guy" Backward Bart comes along and starts terrorizing the praries in the new town that the swamp angel and Dust Devil have been staying at, the duo stops the "bad guy". They fight against him and save everyone in the town. The incredible strenth of the young girl in this story is an inspiration to readers.Main Characters: Dust Devil, Swamp Angel, Backwards BartPOV: 1st PersonScholastic Rating: 5.2Themes / Classroom Uses: I would use this story in a younger level classroom. I would relate to themes such as folktales, girls' strength, fair tales, make believe stories, fact/opinion, praries, humor, imaginary characters, animal friends, heroism, etc. less
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Very cute. Ages 5 to 9.
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