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Titre : Davy Crockett Saves the World
Éditeur : HarperCollins
Date d'édition : 2001
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
Signé : Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
dust jacket;inscribed to previous owner/signed by Schanzer 0.0. N° de réf. du libraire 2811
What will happen when the great Davy Crockett comes head to head with Halley's Comet?
ball of fire ire
that EVER lit
up the heavens!
(And why does Davy Crockett
wear a coonskin cap anyway?)
Rosalyn Schanzer peppers her telling with flavorful exaggerations, flamboyantly regaling readers with a larger-than-life drama played out in pictures bursting with color, humor, action, and detail.
Critique: In this two-million-mile tall tale (praised to the skies by National Public Radio commentator and children's book author Daniel Pinkwater), famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett saves the planet, is elected to Congress, and gets the girl and a coonskin cap. Rosalyn Schanzer's outrageous story was inspired by a series of 19th-century comic almanacs about Crockett, source of wildly embellished legend: "Why, Davy could whip ten times his weight in wildcats and drink the Mississippi River dry." Here, Davy Crockett is called upon by the president to wring the tail off Halley's comet--"the biggest, baddest ball of fire and ice and brimstone ever to light up the heavens"--which is hurling itself toward America. One look at Davy, with his chiseled face and gigantic muscles bursting out of his buckskins, and the reader will know the comet hasn't got a chance. Schanzer, whose love of American history is also revealed in How We Crossed the West and Gold Fever!, has a mighty grip on the folksy language and rhythm of the tall tale. After all, "every single word is true, unless it is false." (Ages 5 to 9) --Emilie Coulter
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