Kimberly Willis Holt; illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
The Clearwater family is heading west in their covered wagon. But when Granny and Little Critter are accidentally thrown from the back, they are suddenly on their own. Full of determination and armed with a taste for adventure, the plucky pair set out to find the rest of the Clearwater clan. On the way, they catch an infamous thief, deliver mail on a pony express, and pan for gold—to name just a few of Granny and Little Critter’s daring feats. Set in the Wild West circa 1800s, here's a larger-than-life story about a fearsome duo.
“Whoo-hoo for this rollicking ride!” --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
“This is a wonderful tall tale, told with plenty of humor and enhanced by colorful collage illustrations.” --School Library Journal
“Part tall tale, part history lesson, Holt’s latest picture-book adventure features lots of homespun humor and playful language.” --BCCB