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Thunder Rose (Hardcover)

Thunder Rose By Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

JERDINE NOLEN is the author of the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books including Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, and Irene's Wish.

Kadir Nelson is a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. Among his other awards are an NAACP Image Award, and the 2009 and 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and The New Yorker. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Twitter: @kadirnelson

Praise For…

"Kadir Nelson's illustrations...are terrific. Rose is just the right combination of tough little girl and superhero."

— Chicago Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9780152164720
ISBN-10: 0152164723
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 32
Language: English

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