American Tall Tales

American Tall Tales
Title American Tall Tales PDF eBook
Author Adrien Stoutenburg
Publisher Dutton Juvenile
Pages 120
Release 1966
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN

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Here are the most robust characters in American legend. Told by a poet with a poet's ear for the impact of words, these American mavericks walk and talk accross the pages in a free, wide way, as they walked and talked accross the free, wide America of pioneer days.




Cut from the Same Cloth

Cut from the Same Cloth
Title Cut from the Same Cloth PDF eBook
Author Robert D. San Souci
Publisher Turtleback Books
Pages 0
Release 2000-02
Genre Tales
ISBN 9780613284585

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In these folklore stories, the women of the U.S. typify the strength, bravery, and humor of many regions and cultures




American Tall Tales

American Tall Tales
Title American Tall Tales PDF eBook
Author Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages 134
Release 2013-08-28
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0307982599

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The perfect addition to every family’s home library and just right for sharing aloud, American Tall Tales introduces readers to America’s first folk heroes in nine wildly exaggerated and downright funny stories. Here are Paul Bunyan, that king-sized lumberjack who could fell “ten white pines with a single swing”; John Henry, with his mighty hammer; Mose, old New York’s biggest, bravest fireman; Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, who could “outgrin, outsnort, outrun, outlift, outsneeze, outsleep, outlie any varmint”; and other uniquely American characters, together in one superb collection. In the tradition of the original nineteenth-century storytellers, Mary Pope Osborne compiles, edits, and adds her own two cents’ worth—and also supplies fascinating historical headnotes. Michael McCurdy’s robust colored wood engravings recall an earlier time, perfectly capturing all the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness.




Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett
Title Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett PDF eBook
Author Steven Kellogg
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 50
Release 1995-09-27
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0688140424

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On the day she is born this amazing baby proudly announces she can out-talk, out-grin, out-scream, out-swim, and out-run any baby in Kentucky. Within a few years Sally is off to the frontier, where she stuns a hungry grizzly bear, makes a lasso out of six rattlesnakes, and is more than a match for the mighty Mike Fink. And when Sally Ann rescues Davy Crockett from a pair of ferocious eagles, even her hornet's-nest bonnet and skunk perfume don't stop him from proposing marriage. You won't find Sally Ann in any history book, but that hasn't kept her from becoming an authentic American frontier legend and the unforgettable heroine of Steven Kellogg's most delightfully rip-roaring tall tale.




Swamp Angel

Swamp Angel
Title Swamp Angel PDF eBook
Author Anne Isaacs
Publisher Penguin
Pages 42
Release 1994-09-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0525452710

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Working in an American primitive style animated by the humor and storytelling genius for which he is renowned, Caldecott Winner artist Paul O. Zelinsky puts oils to cherry and maple for this tall-tale competition between a Tennessee woods-woman extraordinaire and a hungry, fearsome bear.Thundering Tarnation has a bottomless appetite for settler's grub. When word goes out about a competition to hunt this four-legged forest of stubble, a young woman, second to none in buckskin bravery, signs up. "How about baking a pie, Angel?" the other hunters taunt. "I aim to," says Swamp Angel. "A bear pie."What follows is as witty a round of roughhousing as ever jostled the ranks of Americana. Anne Isaacs' original text unfolds in a crackling combination of irony, exaggeration, and bold image-making. Zelinsky's paintings respond with deft yet hilarious expressions, rhythmic shapes, and a sense of monumental motion, as benefits a heroine who can wield a tornado like a lasso, drink a lake dry, and snore down a forest. In the course of these grand shenanigans, the Great Smoky Mountains are stirred up, Montana's short-grass prairie laid down, and Thundering Tarnation's fate proves to have no less a reach than the starry heavens.Swamp Angel marks the debut of a promising new storyteller and adds to the tall-tale traditions a pictorial counterpart that will entertain and endure for a long time to come.




John Henry

John Henry
Title John Henry PDF eBook
Author Julius Lester
Publisher Penguin
Pages 41
Release 1999-12-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0140566228

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Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney's warm, humorous retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad. When John Henry was born the birds, bears, rabbits, and even a unicorn came to see him. He grew so fast, he burst right through the porch roof, and laughed so loud, he scared the sun! Soon John Henry is swinging two huge sledgehammers to build roads, pulverizing boulders, and smashing rocks to smithereens. He's stronger than ten men and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Nothing can stop John Henry, and his courage stays with us forever. A Caldecott Honor Book * "This is a tall tale and heroic myth, a celebration of the human spirit . . . The story is told with rhythm and wit, humor and exageration, and with a heart-catching immediacy that connects the human and the natural world. " --Booklist, starred review "Another winning collaboration from the master storyteller and gifted artist of Tales of Uncle Remus fame." --School Library Journal "A great American hero comes fully to life in this epic retelling filled with glorious, detailed watercolors . . . This carefully crafted updating begs to be read aloud for its rich, rhythmic storytelling flow, and the suitably oversize illustrations amplify the text." --Publishers Weekly




A Treasury of American Folklore

A Treasury of American Folklore
Title A Treasury of American Folklore PDF eBook
Author Benjamin Albert Botkin
Publisher
Pages 932
Release 1949
Genre Folklore
ISBN

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