Bounding with oversize visual and verbal humor, here is the previously untold story of Paul Bunyan's "little" sister, who was as tall as a pine tree, as strong as a dozen moose, and could run so fast that she once ran all the way back to yesterday. As she heads to the North Woods in search of freedom and adventure, Paula uses her brains and brawn to surmount every challenge that comes her way, proving to ferocious animals that she's their friend and becoming protector of a wild wonderland.
Antic-filled artwork by Kevin O'Malley accompanies Phyllis Root's text, a great read-aloud with a welcome eco-friendly twist at the end.
Sweeping panoramic views, Paula's thunderous voice depicted in large speech bubbles, bear-carrying mosquitoes, comical animal expressions, and energetic black-and-white drawings add to the fun. The timely environmental message is an added plus." -- School Library Journal