My Books: Jackie Mims Hopkins


The Three Armadillies Tuff
The Three Armadillies Tuff
Illustrated by S. G. Brooks
Published by Peachtree Publishers

On their way to a new dance hall, three armadillo sisters, Lilly, Jilly, and Dilly run in to a coyote named Tallula. To avoid becoming armadillo chili and armadillo skin boots, the sisters treat Tallula to a girl's night out. The Three Armadillies Tuff is a spirited retelling of The Three Billy Goats Gruff with a Southwestern twang.

"Droll turns of phrase and hints of dialect add fun and flavor to the tale."
School Library Journal

"Most clever sounding and spicy spin on a fairy tale ."
Publishers Weekly

Awards and Lists

  • Nominee, 2006 Golden Spur Children's Literature Award, Texas State Reading Association
  • Land of Enchantment (New Mexico) Book Awards Master List 2004-2005
  • Show Me (Missouri) Readers Award Master List 2004-2005
  • Performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC by The Library Players in March, 2004

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