American Tall Tales

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 ...

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307982599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

American Tall Tales

Features eight American folk heroes: Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac. Here are the most robust characters in American legend.

Author: Adrien Stoutenburg

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0140309284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Features eight American folk heroes: Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac.

American Tall tale Animals

A collection of American tall tales about such animals as a rattlesnake that knew Morse code, mosquitoes as big as police dogs, and birds that flew backward, not to mention the Squonks, Whifflepooffles, and Gillygaloos.

Author: Adrien Stoutenburg

Publisher: New York : Viking Press

ISBN: UOM:39015019953523

Category: Animals

Page: 128

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A collection of American tall tales about such animals as a rattlesnake that knew Morse code, mosquitoes as big as police dogs, and birds that flew backward, not to mention the Squonks, Whifflepooffles, and Gillygaloos.

Tall Tales of America

This wonderful book is a collection of nine tall tales from America by renowned children’s author Irwin Shapiro: Pecos Bill, Anthony and the Mossbunker, Old Stormalong, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, the Yaller Blossom o’ the Forest, ...

Author: Irwin Shapiro

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789124835

Category: History

Page: 82

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This wonderful book is a collection of nine tall tales from America by renowned children’s author Irwin Shapiro: Pecos Bill, Anthony and the Mossbunker, Old Stormalong, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, the Yaller Blossom o’ the Forest, Sam Patch’s Last Leap, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Joe Magarac the Steel Man. Illustrated throughout by Al Schmidt.

The Tall Tale in American Folklore and Literature

To Carolyn Brown s mind, the tall tale is not necessarily an account of the adventures of a larger-than-life hero, nor is it just a humorous first-person narrative exaggerated to outlandish proportions.

Author: Carolyn S. Brown

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870496271

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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To Carolyn Brown s mind, the tall tale is not necessarily an account of the adventures of a larger-than-life hero, nor is it just a humorous first-person narrative exaggerated to outlandish proportions. It is as well an interaction between teller and audience a game played at the hazy border between the credible and the incredible, a challenge and an entertainment at the same time. The tall tale is also a social statement that identifies and binds a folk group by flaunting the peculiar knowledge and experiences of group members, and it is a tool for coping with a stressful or even chaotic world, for conquering life s problems by laughing at them.

American Tall Tales

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Author: Anne H. Yeager

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ISBN: 1490018395

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Single title not sold individually. Sold as part of larger package only.
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Big Men Big Country

A collection of American tall tales featuring such legendary characters as Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Pecos Bill.

Author: Paul Robert Walker

Publisher: Sandpiper

ISBN: 0152026258

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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A collection of American tall tales featuring such legendary characters as Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Pecos Bill.

Tall Tale America

A big country begets big heroes and these stories about super-Americans are as humorous as they are incredible A classic of humor and folklore, Tall Tale America is a vernacular history of America which has as its chief figures not ...

Author: Walter Blair

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226055965

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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A big country begets big heroes and these stories about super-Americans are as humorous as they are incredible

The Real Book of American Tall Tales

Old familiar yarns about such characters as Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, John Henry and more.

Author: Michael Gorham

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ISBN: OCLC:12226375

Category: United States

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Collection of tall tales, including stories about Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, John Henry and Pecos Bill. Grades 5-7.

Rabbit Ears American Tall Tales Volume Four Annie Oakley Pecos Bill

Annie Oakley Read by Keith Carradine? Original Music by Los Lobos In this spirited tale we meet legendary Annie Oakley, the buckskin-wearing sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill Coty?s famous Wild West Show.

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Annie Oakley Read by Keith Carradine? Original Music by Los Lobos In this spirited tale we meet legendary Annie Oakley, the buckskin-wearing sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill Coty?s famous Wild West Show. Pecos Bill Read by Robin Williams Original Music by Ry Cooder Join in some Wild West escapades with the original cowboy, Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes, Pecos rides his wild mustang, invents the first rough-and-tumble cattle drive, and mounts a runaway cyclone to create the Great Salt Lake.
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Tall Great American Folktales

Retells four classic tales from American folklore, featuring Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed, in graphic novel format.

Author: Martin Powell

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781434240682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 139

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Retells four classic tales from American folklore, featuring Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed, in graphic novel format.

American Tall Tales Audiobook and Companion Reader Bundle

Read and listen to these wild tales-and then act them out yourself!

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Publisher: Jim Weiss Audio Collection

ISBN: 1945841869

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 118

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Ride across Texas on a mountain lion with Pecos Bill; work up a giant appetite with the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan; spread happiness with Johnny Appleseed; and confront the Fastest Draw in the West. Read and listen to these wild tales-and then act them out yourself!

American Tall Tales

John Henry, based on the famous African American folk ballad, this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

Author: Jerry Pinkney

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ISBN: 0439904382

Category: African Americans

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John Henry, based on the famous African American folk ballad, this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Swamp Angel, an original tall tale about Angelica Longrider, better known as Swamp Angel, the greatest woodswoman in Tennessee history. When a huge bear, Thundering Tarnation, can't control his bottomless appetite for settlers' grub, she musters up all her strength of body and heart to tackle him.

Davy Crockett

Author: Vol. 2 American Tall Tales

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ISBN: 0739337572

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Tall Tales

Includes the stories of Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Davey Crockett and discusses how "tall tales" started and were passed along.

Author: Tom Lisker

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 0817210393

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Includes the stories of Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Davey Crockett and discusses how "tall tales" started and were passed along.

American Tall Tales A Companion Reader with Dramatizations

In a tall tale, it's the truth that gets stretched. And the further it gets stretched, the
funnier, or more dramatic, it seems. Just about every country and every culture
has its own tall tales. In the United States, the tall tale became especially popular
in ...

Author: Jim Weiss

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9781942968979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Ride across Texas on a mountain lion with Pecos Bill...Work up a giant appetite with the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan...spread happiness with Johnny Appleseed...and confront the Fastest Draw in the West! This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of Jim Weiss’s award-winning storytelling performance of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, available on MP3 and audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press. Ride across Texas on a mountain lion with Pecos Bill...Work up a giant appetite with the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan...spread happiness with Johnny Appleseed...and confront the Fastest Draw in the West! This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of Jim Weiss’s award-winning storytelling performance of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, available on MP3 and audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press. For decades, Jim Weiss has entertained his many listeners with gripping plots, vivid characters, and beautiful words. But his performances are much more than mere entertainment. Jim's stories build language skills by filling young minds with wonderful vocabulary, complex sentence structures, and rich images. Now, our Companion Readers bring these language-learning benefits to a new level. Language, both written and oral, is most easily and thoroughly learned when heard, read, and spoken. Listen to the Jim Weiss performance on CD or MP3. Read along with the performance. The first half of this book as word-for-word transcript of Jim Weiss's performance. Students can improve their reading fluency, vocabulary, and their understanding of punctuation, sentence structure, and grammar by following along as Jim performs these words. Even students who are not at the level represented in this book can be moved forward in reading competency by reading along as Jim speaks the words. Say the words. The final element in language learning is to speak great words and sentences out loud. The has been turned into a short, accessible dramatic version that can be performed by two or more actors. The plays can be memorized or read from the scripts; either way, students will begin to gain confidence in their own language use and in their ability to speak in front of others.