Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By Anne Isaacs; Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Library Binding, 9780375967450, 1pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2014

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to marry her. Widow Tulip and her small staff of three can't possibly run the farm and manage all the suitors, so she devises a plan and it just might work. This story filled with giant tortoises, 1,000 brides, bad guys, a smart widow, and even a little romance is sure to get kids laughing.

About the Author
ANNE ISSACS is the author of "Swamp Angel, " a Caldecott Honor and ALA Notable Book; and its sequel, "Dust Devil, " which received four starred reviews; "the Ghosts of Luckless Gulch, " a New York Public Library Best Book; "Treehouse Tales, " a Junior Library Guild selection; "Cat Up a Tree, " a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing; "Torn Thread, " an ALA Notable Book and a National Jewish Book Award finalist; and "Pancakes for Supper, " winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.

KEVIN HAWKES is the illustrator of "Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly, My Little Sister Ate One Hare, Library Lion, Weslandia, " and "The Road to Oz." He also wrote and illustrated "Wicked Big Toddlah."