Tumbleweed Baby

Tumbleweed Baby

3.25 (109 ratings by Goodreads)
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A large, loving family in the 1930s Dust Bowl finds a "tumbleweed baby" -- a wild baby. The other children discover the ways she fits and doesn't fit into the family, ultimately deciding her wildness makes her one of them. The voice feels like a classic tall tale and it pairs perfectly with the dreamy, warm art from master illustrator Charles Vess.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 260 x 262 x 11mm | 470g
  • Abrams Books For Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Full-colour illustrations
  • 1419712322
  • 9781419712326
  • 1,763,839

Review quote

"Lots of humor here and lots of love."--Lolly Gepson"Booklist" (10/01/2014) "An adoption story, a feral child story, a foundling story, a child-of-difference story--perhaps any and all of these; certainly wise and full of delight."--Kirkus Reviews (09/01/2014) "The characters are warm and likable, and the interaction among siblings is realistically appealing. Vess's beautifully drawn artwork created in ink and colored pencil adds a higher level of emotion to a sweet tale of family life."-- (10/14/2014) "Images of dirt fields and blue skies capture the aura of mystery and hopefulness of this strange country tale."--Publishers Weekly (09/29/2014)
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About Anna Myers

Anna Myers is the author of many middle grade historical novels, including The Keeping Room, Assassin and Tulsa Burning. Charles Vess is the illustrator of many picture books and graphic novels, including Blueberry Girl (by Neil Gaiman) and The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (by Charles de Lint).
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Rating details

109 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 19% (21)
4 19% (21)
3 36% (39)
2 19% (21)
1 6% (7)
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