Once upon a summer in the Tennessee wilderness, there prowled a huge bear named Thundering Tarnation, whose prodigious appetite threatened to empty the settlers' storehouses, leaving them without food for the winter. Who could possibly stop him? Many tried, but none could beat that low-down pile of pelts. Enter Swamp Angel, the greatest woodswoman in Tennessee.
When some men taunt her --"how about baking a pie, Angel?"-- '"I aim to," says she. "A bear pie."'
The ensuing hilarious, outrageous struggle between girl and bear leaves lasting impressions on land and sky.
So has this original tall-tale, winner of numerous awards, made its own lasting impressions on readers around the world.