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Museum Story Time – “Swamp Angel” by Anne Isaacs

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m. EST

Location: The Learning Center, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us in the museum’s Learning Center for our monthly Museum Story Time program. Aimed at toddler-age children and their grown-ups, we will gather on the first Friday of each month for a music- or Appalachia-related storybook, a tune or two by WBCM Radio Bristol show host Ella Patrick, and a related activity or coloring sheet. This month we will be doing a fun banjo-art craft!

About “Swamp Angel”

Swamp Angel can lasso a tornado, and drink an entire lake dry. She single-handedly defeats the fearsome bear known as Thundering Tarnation, wrestling him from the top of the Great Smoky Mountains to the bottom of a deep lake. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky’s stunning folk-art paintings are the perfect match for the irony, exaggeration, and sheer good humor of this original tall tale set on the American frontier.

A Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A Time magazine Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

About the Author

Anne Isaacs (born March 2, 1949) is an American writer of children’s and young adult literature. Isaacs is known as the writer of “Swamp Angel,” a picture book illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky and published by Dutton Children’s Books in 1994. Zelinsky was a runner-up for the annual Caldecott Medal for this work. Her book “Torn Thread,” based on the true story of her mother-in-law who survived a Nazi labor camp, received numerous awards including the Outstanding International Book, Notable Book for a Global Society 2000 from the American Library Association, and Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, among others.


June 23
10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
(423) 573-1927
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
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