Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By ISAACS, Anne

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ISBN
9780375867453
Publisher
Random Schwartz & Wade


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grades 4

Gr 1–4—Isaacs excels at writing tall tales, and readers will not be disappointed by her newest yarn. In 1870, the widow Tulip Jones inherits millions of dollars and a ranch, so she moves from England to By-Golly Gully. She quickly learns that everything is bigger in Texas, including her garden vegetables and her beloved pet tortoises. But her blissful peace is disrupted when word gets around about her rich and unmarried status. Hilarity ensues as the widow comes up with a variety of ways to get rid...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2014

Texas boasts as many tall tales as there are fleas on a hound dog, but listeners will have to venture far afield to find one more engaging than Isaacs's latest. The newly widowed Tulip Jones inherits thirty-five million dollars and a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas. With her twelve pet tortoises and three (lady) ranch hands, she sets up farming. Little does she know that everything grows bigger in Texas, including tortoises, potatoes that "took only seven of them to make...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

The Widow Jones inherits thirty-five million dollars and a ranch in By Golly Gully, Texas. Little does she know that everything grow...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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