Mississippi Magnolia State Award
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
"True love is no tall tale in this delightfully overblown story of a plucky widow, a herd of greedy cowboys and a Texas summer so hot the chickens lay hard-boiled eggs."
Isaacs’ tall-tale plotting and over-the-top language are matched by Hawkes’ bright, comic paintings, brimming with spirit and detail.
School Library Journal (Starred Review)
Isaacs excels at writing tall tales, and readers will not be disappointed by her newest yarn.
The Horn Book
"Texas boasts as many tall tales as there are fleas on a hound dog, but listeners will have to venture far afield to find one more engaging. . ."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"Texas humdinger. . .Isaacs’s ability to spin a hyperbolic yarn is as sharp as ever."
Library Guild book club