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Title:
Old Thunder and Miss Raney
Author:
Darrow, Sharon.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Miss Raney is determined to win a ribbon for her biscuits at the county fair until a tornado changes her plans.
General Note:
"A DK Ink book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
580 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 46146.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 2 Quiz: 22504 Guided reading level: O.
ISBN:
9780789426192
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

Ages 5^-7. This tall tale set in Oklahoma tells of Miss Raney, who has previously been disappointed in her efforts to win a blue ribbon at the county fair, and her horse, Old Thunder, who is swaybacked and slow, but much beloved. Miss Raney relates the story, which begins with a tornado that sweeps them into the sky on the way home from the store. She uses the cyclone-sifted flour to bake up a batch of exceptionally light biscuits. Disappointed that someone else wins the blue ribbon again this year, she feeds the remaining biscuits to Old Thunder, who astonishes her by entering the plowhorse race and winning. The judges also give Miss Raney's biscuits a blue ribbon for "best horse feed." The spirited narrative has a folksy twang that suits the story well, and Brown's ink drawings, washed with gentle watercolors, reflect the broad humor as well as the subtle observations of nature that the story provides. Pair this with Swamp Angel (1994) for a lively story session. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

In this spunky picture book, first-time author Darrow introduces perhaps the most charming pair of tornado-tossed characters since Dorothy and Toto. The Washita County Fair is coming up, and Miss Raney Cloud is dead set on winning a blue ribbon, especially because her numerous and varied previous attempts have brought nary a win, place or show. Raney's entry this year will be her tasty Sooner Biscuits. When the first batch burns and she doesn't have the ingredients to start anew, Raney and her sorry-looking horse, Old Thunder, kick into action. Raney ignores her neighbors' warnings about impending storms and drives Old Thunder to town and backDand, with her horse, is swooped up into a tornado. The flour she has bought is now "storm sifted" and super-aerated, producing unusually light biscuits that win Raney and Old Thunder their ribbonDin a most unexpected way. Darrow stirs just the right amount of action, humor and heart into her rambunctious tale, while a healthy dollop of down-home expressions ("Oh, fiddle-dee-dee"; "I do indeedy") adds color. The loose, wispy lines of Brown's (The Littlest Matryoshka) watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork provide a fitting sense of motion and fluidity, and the dusty, creamy palette captures the feel of an Oklahoma summer. The artist's wry comic sense is a sound foil to Raney's deadpan narration. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-Take a rollicking yarn, a feisty heroine, and a patient animal and you have the recipe for a fun-filled picture book. It's time for the annual Washita County Fair, and Miss Raney Cloud wants desperately to win a blue ribbon for her Sooner Biscuits. When the first batch burns, she saddles Old Thunder and races to the general store for more flour. On the return trip, they meet up with a tornado, almost lose the flour, return home to bake, and finally arrive at the fair with the goods. Raney doesn't win the prize, but Thunder, who has eaten a good dozen of her biscuits, fairly flies to the finish line in the plowhorse race, taking first place. The judges surprise Raney by awarding her a blue ribbon as well-for best horse feed. Children will respond to the hilarity of the situation and root for the underdog (or underhorse in Thunder's case). The pace and timing of the story leave one breathless by the last page. The folksy illustrations, rendered in watercolor and pen and ink, show Raney and Thunder as sympathetic, likable characters and fit perfectly with the movement of the story. Full-page pictures alternate with small vignettes and the tornado gets its own two-page spread. A blue-ribbon read-aloud.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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