American Tall Tales

American Tall Tales

Book - 1991
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Random House, Inc.
Illus. in full color. Upstarts like Davy Crockett, giants like Paul Bunyan, and gentle souls like Johnny Appleseed are among the nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales. "McCurdy's intricate wood engravings set these larger-than-life folk on majestic landscapes brimming with energy, rich with wildlife and local color. The author's thoughtful introduction and notes round out this superlative offering."--(starred) School Library Journal.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991
ISBN: 9780679900894
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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cmlibrary_rkimray Jul 07, 2018

Need a read-aloud for older kids? This collection has wonderful tales just begging to be read aloud, including Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, Pecos Bill, and more. Be sure to read the author's introduction, as she took great care to make these stories relevant for modern readers. My favorite here is the telling of Johnny Appleseed, which reads like a campfire tale and just might give you goosebumps!

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