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3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  145 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
On the day she is born this amazing baby proudly announces she can out-talk, out-grin, out-scream, out-swim, and out-run any baby in Kentucky. Within a few years Sally is off to the frontier, where she stuns a hungry grizzly bear, makes a lasso out of six rattlesnakes, and is more than a match for the mighty Mike Fink. And when Sally Ann rescues Davy Crockett from a pair o ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 27th 1995 by HarperCollins (first published 1985)
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Oct 04, 2010 Josiah rated it it was ok
This book is similar to the other tall tales that Steven Kellogg has written; in tone, it particularly reminds me of his very fun and memorable recounting of the adventures of Mike Fink, who refused to take defeat lying down and became the most legendary wrestler of written record.

Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind Crockett started her life off in spectacular fashion from day one, outracing and outtalking and outdoing everyone else who could possibly compare. At age eight she began to travel the nati
Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett” (What a name!), is a great book from the excellent retelling of Steven Kellogg. Steven Kellogg’s version of America’s best heroine is extremely funny and energetic and will surely grab the attention of both children and adults.

Steven Kellogg did an excellent job at retelling and illustrating the exciting adventures of Sally Ann. Sally Ann is a true model for strong women as she battles various obstacles with ease while at the same time trying to be the l
Apr 08, 2014 Carole rated it it was amazing
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A Tennessee tall tale about the future wife of Davy Crockett who had as many unbelievable exploits as Davy.
Caitlin Barclay
Steven Kellogg is a great writer!This is considered a retelling of something that really happened. The illustrations and language are very descriptive which allows a teacher to show students how to retell a story. The book is not entirely true, as you will find out, Sally probably didn't kill a bear with her two hands, but it is hilarious and probably better than the real thing. Again this retelling is the perfect example for teaching students how to rewrite true events while putting a spin on i ...more
Sep 10, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it
This is a story about a baby that could speak, run, climb mountains, swim and catch fish from the day she was born. She decided that living at home with her family was not exciting enough so she went to live in the woods and there she rescues Davy Crocket and they get married. This is a good read aloud with practice to any age student; it is a great book about a tall tail. The illustrations are great and fit the text perfectly.
Sarah M.
Dec 10, 2015 Sarah M. rated it really liked it
This book was a tall tale about the wife of Davy Crockett. The story starts with her as a baby and continues on into adulthood. It tells of how she met Davy Crockett and how they fell in love. They have a child and the book ends with showing Sally's strength by throwing a man in the air. This book is targeted towards kindergarten to second grade.
May 29, 2008 Marci rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful addition to Steven Kellogg's lexicon of tall tales. Sally Ann thunder Ann Whirlwind is a tall enough tale but she meets and marries Davy Crockett. Kellogg read many stories from the Davy Crockett Almanac, which was wildly popular with 19th-century readers. It's a very fun book for parents to read to their children.
May 30, 2009 Lesley rated it really liked it
I wasn't familiar with the tall tales surrounding Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, so I thought this story and the illustrations were charming! Among other things, I liked the parts where she won the Annual State Fair Marathon at the age of one, and later courted Davy Crockett.
May 31, 2015 Dolores rated it really liked it
A tall tale I was unfamiliar with, from one of my favorite author/illustrators. I loved the story!
I liked how she invents bald eagles while rescuing Davy Crockett.
Jan 08, 2015 Suz rated it really liked it
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Well, star-spangle my banner!
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i love this book this !!!!
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Steven Kellogg is an author and illustrator who has contributed over 90 books for children. He is best known for writing books about animals, for which he credits his grandmother .
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