Steamboat Annie & the Thousand Pound Catfish by Catherine Wright

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A thousand-pound catfish? There's no such thing! Well, of course there is: His name's Ernie, and he's an ornery, stubborn, hot-tempered thousand-pound catfish at that. What's a town called Pleasant to do when this worthless whiskered rascal and his wormy sidekick are making it downright unpleasant? Call Steamboat Annie, that's what! Told in a rollicking voice that is a perfect compliment to Howard Fine's vibrant illustrations, here is a book in the tradition of Swamp Angel: tall-tale telling at its tallest, and picture book making at its most fun.

About Catherine Wright

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Catherine M. Wright is a collections manager at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. She was formerly a curator at the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, Virginia. Nancy Shaw is the author of the popular "Sheep in a Jeep" and its sequels. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard University. She and her husband live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have two grown children. Howard Fine is the illustrator of several books for children, including the highly successful "Piggie Pie!" He studied at Bucknell University and the Philadelphia College of Art. Mr. Fine lives in White Plains, New York, with his wife and three children.
Published October 1, 2001 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Ill-tempered, big as a bus, and just not a music lover, Ernie the catfish comes down like a hammer on the tune-loving Ohio River town of Pleasant, chomping on Cherry's ferry, Tom Sawyer's raft, Doc's dock, and even the local church.

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According to newcomer Wright's 1,000-pound catfish character Ernie, Mayor Annie is an "uppity frog-kissin' steamboat captain" who should stay at home and "bake some cookies."

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