Books by Bobbi Miller

THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This is an introduction more than anything else, as it nibbles on the edges of a feast. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Miller explores the harrowing and bloody days of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of three girls. Read full book review >
BIG RIVER'S DAUGHTER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A breakneck tale that never quite catches its breath. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 9-12)"
Never heard of Annie Christmas or Mike Fink? Read full book review >
MISS SALLY ANN AND THE PANTHER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Still, another solid addition to tall-tale collections. (Picture book/tall tale. 4-8)"
Miller and Lloyd team up for another rollicking tall-tale adventure (Davy Crockett Gets Hitched, 2009). Read full book review >
DAVY CROCKETT GETS HITCHED by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

Festooned with similes and hyperbole, as all good tall tales should be, this tells the infamous story of how Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind met and wed. In his hurry to get to the spring frolic in honor of Sally Ann (free food and good dancing), Davy picks up a burr in his backside. Now Sally Ann does not like being upstaged by the wild dancing of Davy (helped by the burr), so she does everything possible to trip him up. Even when she spills the potato pile and dumps the table's contents, Davy doesn't slow—his whirling stirs up a chicken-and-dumpling stew. Finally having met her match, Sally Ann dances with Davy well until morning. Lloyd's oils—panels frequently outlined with prickly borders—further the good-natured goof. The sly grins on Sally Ann and Davy's faces belie her orneriness and the pain of the burr in his pants. Pair this with Steven Kellogg's tall tales about Davy Crockett and Sally Ann to round out their life stories. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
ONE FINE TRADE by Bobbi Miller
adapted by Bobbi Miller, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2009

In this sprightly Southern rendition of a familiar folktale, Georgy Piney Woods sets out to trade a "rail-skinny horse" for a "shiny silver dollar" to buy his daughter Georgianne a wedding dress. He does get that dollar in the end—but not before he swaps the horse for a cow, the cow for a hound dog and so on through a few more seemingly bad bargains. Miller employs a down-home diction that revels in its orality: " ‘Got no silver dollar,' said the old woman. Her old hound dog hooowled. ‘I can surely use a cow.' " Brisk pacing and cliffhanger page turns make this a natural for either telling or reading, and Hillenbrand's bright scenes of a smiling peddler in rustic dress striding through field, forest and swamp in search of the next transaction add plenty of color and spirit. Consider as a fresh and funny alternative to George Shannon's Piney Woods Peddler (1981) or the various singleton versions of "Hans in Luck." (Picture book/folktale. 6-9) Read full book review >