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Alice from Dallas, written by Marilyn Sadler

08 Aug 2014


Alice from Dallas a Finalist in the Western Writers of America 2015 Spur Awards

March 19, 2015

Alice From Dallas by Marilyn Sadler, illustrated by Ard Hoyt, has been selected as a Finalist in the Western Writers of America 2015 Spur Awards in the Best Western Storyteller – Illustrated Children’s book category.  Alice from Dallas is the best cowgirl at school, until new student, Lexis from Texas, shows up and gives Alice a run for her money. What School Library Journal calls “a rollicking fun read-aloud” would be at home on any cowgirl’s bookshelf.


See the rest of the finalists and winners here.

Marilyn Sadler’s Alice from Dallas wins NAPPA gold award

September 30, 2014

Alice from Dallas by Marilyn Sadler has won a gold award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA). The gold award is the highest accolade available from this prestigious organization.

NAPPA said: “Why we like it: Alice is one spunky cowgirl and there’s always a need for spunky girl stories! While she remains true to her true spunky self, she learns a lesson along the story’s trail.”

Congratulations, Marilyn!



Alice from Dallas Earns Praise Upon Release

March 2014

Marilyn Sadler’s Alice From Dallas hits shelves this month! This funny picture book about two rivaling cowgirl classmates has been praised by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist. Kirkus calls the book a “ rootin’, tootin’ story” and Booklist says it’s “a lively story for cowgirls everywhere.”