Joshua the Giant Frog

Peggy Thomas (Author) Cat Smith (Illustrator)


Young Red McCarthy couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the size of the polliwog in his bucket as he pulled it out of the Erie Canal. Over time the polliwog grew, and soon Red had a giant adventure on his hands. Author Peggy Thomas was raised in western New York State and drew on her memories of hearing colorful tall tales from the 1800s while writing this story.

Product Details

Pelican Publishing Company
Publish Date
February 28, 2005
8.84 X 0.32 X 11.34 inches | 0.86 pounds
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About the Author

Ms. Smith lives in Pittsford, New York, with her pup Daisy. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1961. She was an editorial illustrator for Rochester Gannett newspapers, and taught illustration at R.I.T. She has been drawing since she could hold a pencil in her hand and has been illustrating trade books since 1985.
Peggy Thomas is fascinated by the world around her. Growing up outside Buffalo, New York, she and her brother, illustrator Paul Facklam, did not have to wish too hard for snow, but the weather inspired them to create Snow Dance, so that every child could enjoy a snow day. Mrs. Thomas received a masterĂ­s degree in anthropology from the State University of New York and is a member of the Society of Children's Book writers and Illustrators.