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Davy Crockett Saves the World

Schanzer, Rosalyn

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ISBN 10: 0688169910 / ISBN 13: 9780688169916
Editore: HarperCollins, 2001
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This tale of American legend Davy Crockett tells how, while courting Sally Sugartree, Davy is called upon by the President of the United States to save the world from Halley's Comet. Hopping on his bear, Death Hug, Davy races into action. Full-color illustrations. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0688169910

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What will happen when the great Davy Crockett comes head to head with Halley's Comet?

It's the
biggest
fiercest
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.

Recensione: 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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Titolo: Davy Crockett Saves the World

Casa editrice: HarperCollins

Data di pubblicazione: 2001

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: New

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