In these three short stories Anne Isaacs again shows her gift for vivid images, wry humor, and memorable characters. The stories relate the adventures of three 1880s Pennsylvania farm children in their family treehouse, which serves as a refuge, a lookout post, and a frightening dragon's lair. Lloyd Bloom's art, suffused with the shimmer of sunlit foliage, beautifully captures the stories' rural setting and spirit of romance. Whether heard aloud or read alone, these humorous, lighthearted tales that so artfully mingle desire and possibility, solitary experience and familial togetherness, will speak through an earlier period of our history to America's children today.
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Anne Isaacs was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, but she has always felt most at home in rural environments, such as the redwood forest near Santa Cruz, California, where she lives with her family. Ms. Isaacs' first book was the highly-acclaimed Swamp Angel (fall 1994), illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Isaacs was voted "Most Promising New Author" by Publisher's Weekly in 1995. Her latest book is Cat Up a Tree, released in September 1998 to immediate high praise.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Emily sat against the treehouse wall and gazed into the restless leaves. "A full moon lights the tower," she whispered. "Now is my chance to signal the prince." She unwound one of her waist-long braids and knelt to shake her hair loose. "Give me Rosamond, your fastest horse," she called into the trees. "I shall gallop to freedom! Once I begin to ride, nothing will stop me. I'll fly through the woods! My hair will stream behind me like a royal banner. No one in the kingdom will catch me. Bring Rosamond to me at midnight, garbed in silver, a token of your everlasting--"
"PIGS!" Tom shouted in the direction of the treehouse. He trudged across the barnyard to the house, a full milk bucket in each hand. "Feed-the-PIGS!" he called again. (p. 29-30 of Treehouse Tales)
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Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0525456112
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0525456112
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