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Ima & The Great Texas Ostrich Race

Ima & The Great Texas Ostrich Race

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by Margaret McManis, Bruce Dupree (Illustrator)

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Eric Kimmel
A girl win a horse race? Ima Hogg's brothers don't think so. But Ima is bound and determined to prove them wrong. And she won't need a horse to do it. Ima & The Great Texas Ostrich Race is great fun, spiced with authentic characters from Texas history.
author of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a Caldecott Honor Book
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-While the great ostrich race is fiction, the "mettle" of Miss Ima is not. Daughter of the late-19th-century Texas governor James Hogg, Ima grew up to be Houston's-and Texas's-most beloved philanthropist. McManis takes a historical tidbit of ostriches in the governor's mansion in Austin and shows readers a 10-year-old Ima who is determined to best her taunting brothers by racing her Ossy against their fine quarter horses. Among the charming vernacular is this inspiration: "Dirt clogged my throat and eyes, but mettle filled my heart." Dupree's cartoon watercolors nicely complement McManis's description of Ima's pluck, and the quilt blocks (yellow rose, bluebonnet, lone star, etc.) in the corners of most paintings are an inspired touch. This tall tale not only fits Miss Ima's character but should also motivate youngsters to learn more about this fine, humble Texas woman.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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Eakin Press
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8.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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Ima & The Great Texas Ostrich Race 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is s charming tale of a childhood adventure of Miss Ima Hogg, a beloved Texas philanthropist from the 1900's. The story is great fun, and the illustrations are beautiful. I look forward to more books from Margaret Mc Manis, who is sure to become a favorite author of children's books.