Thunder Rose

Thunder Rose

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Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152060060
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 371,161
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: AD910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

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

KADIR NELSON has illustrated many popular books for children, including Just the Two of Us by Will Smith and Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee. He lives in California.

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"Exuberant . . . A terrific read-aloud."—Booklist"A wonderful tale of joy and love, as robust and vivid as the wide West . . . A splendid, colorful, and most welcome addition to the tall-tale genre."—School Library Journal

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Thunder Rose 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
1234RJ More than 1 year ago
A welcome story for all the sheroes out there!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My five year old loved this library loaned book so much she asked for her own copy for Christmas. We loved it so much that she got it. Her 2 year sister loves to listen to this book also. Hats off to Jerdine Nolen. Big Gabe is also a great tall tale. It is my plan to read Thunder Rose to my daughters Kindergarten class by command performance on her birthday.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the book is a bit wordy for the typical bedtime story, it's got a great strong little girl who takes on the world, politely and from the very moment she's born. Nice twist on a new story in the tradition of classic tall tales. Best yet, it's taken the kids' fear out of thunder storms - they shout out Hello Thunder Rose!
kadirgroup on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Thunder Rose is about an African-American child that was born on a stormy night. Right away she shows her strength by grabbing a lighting bolt out of the sky and forming it into a ball. This child can also lifts cows over her head when she is thirsty and later on she twists scraps of metal into barbed wire. This is a great tall tale about the West. Kadir Nelson also does a wonderful job with the oil, watercolor and pencil artwork. He captures the best images and angles and makes the book even more colorful and exciting.
jcardwell04 on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Great book! Can easily be used when talking about tall-tales and story-telling. Fun and exciting depiction of a young girl!
Mythicalreader More than 1 year ago
A new twist in the world of Tall Tales. Students love the story and the illustrations. Great to use in the classroom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author takes what could be an exciting tale of a young, strong minded and strong bodied cowgirl and turns it into a rambling story filled with long winded descriptions. The use of the scrap iron and Rose¿s music throughout the story is forced and often senseless. I read this story to many children and they seemed to get lost in the wordiness of the story. Their comments in the end were that the story is confusing and boring. The pictures, however, in this story are beautiful, and the illustrator gives the reader a feel for the bright, bold landscapes of the Old West.