American Tall Tales

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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

American Tall Tales

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

Page: 112

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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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

American Tall tale Animals

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

View: 670

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.
Categories: Animals

American Tall Tales

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

Publisher:

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.
Categories: African Americans

Big Men Big Country

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

View: 531

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

American Tall Tales

American Tall Tales

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

Author: Anne H. Yeager

Publisher:

ISBN: 1490018395

Category:

Page:

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Single title not sold individually. Sold as part of larger package only.
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Tall Tale America

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

View: 376

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

Febold Feboldson

Febold Feboldson

. . . Paul Beath has done regional literature a service by collecting these richly imaginative tales."--Victor P. Hass, Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books. "Everyone who loves American folklore will welcome this book. . .

Author: Paul R. Beath

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803250126

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

View: 557

"Paul Bunyan yarns have generally been conceded first place among the lies of all time, but here is Febold Feboldson, a Swede who has pushed his way out front and deserves recognition as the most accomplished, the most unqualified, the least repetitious, and--for a change--the most laughable legendary figure to steal the spotlight."--Buffalo, N.Y., Evening News. "Gorgeous reading for all who love genuine Americana."--The American Mercury. "Let us give Febold his full due as a purely regional phenomenon. As such--as an expression of the never-ending fight of Nebraskans against drought, flood, blistering heat, paralyzing cold, choking dust, and bottomless mud--he is very nearly perfect. . . . Paul Beath has done regional literature a service by collecting these richly imaginative tales."--Victor P. Hass, Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books. "Everyone who loves American folklore will welcome this book. . . . The book contains no less than fourteen tales or groups of anecdotes, all of them cheerful, sly, or hilarious."--Stanley Vestal, The Daily Oklahoman. "Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and others of heroic mold may move over and listen a while. . . . Febold, the big Swede who homesteaded down on the Dismal River, his only neighbors the Dirtyleg tribe of Indians, is a folk character made almost before our eyes."--Kansas City Star.
Categories: Social Science

The Real Book of American Tall Tales

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

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:12226375

Category: United States

Page: 192

View: 434

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

The Tall Tale in American Folklore and Literature

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rabbit Ears American Tall Tales Volume Four Annie Oakley Pecos Bill

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.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0739360930

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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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American Tall Tales

American Tall Tales

Author: Jo Ellen Moore

Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

ISBN: PSU:000046288103

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 16

View: 961

Categories: Creative activities and seat work

Tall Tales

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

Page: 48

View: 373

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

Tall Great American Folktales

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

View: 239

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

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

Folklorists have criticized Chase for virtually stealing the stories he was told (he
does not claim that the stories are his, but presumably he ... In particular, so far as
humorous tales are concerned, American narrators have loved the tall tale.

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190840617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1032

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"This handbook surveys the materials, approaches, contexts, and applications of American folklore and folklife studies to guide students and scholars of American folklore, culture, history, and society in the future. In addition to longstanding areas in the 350-year legacy of the subject's study and applications such as folktales and speech, the handbook includes exciting fields that have emerged in the twenty-first century such as the Internet, bodylore, folklore of organizations and networks, sexual orientation, neurodiverse identities, and disability groups. These studies encompass cultural traditions in the United States ranging from bits of slang in private conversations to massive public demonstrations, ancient beliefs to contemporary viral memes, and a simple handshake greeting to festivals encompassing multiple genres and groups. Folklore and folklife studies include material traditions such as buildings and crafts as well as oral and social genres of dance, ritual, drama, and play. Whereas the use of lore often emphasizes speech, song, and story that all people express, the rhetoric of life draws attention to tradition-centered communities such as the Amish and Hasidim, occupational groups and their workaday worlds, and children and other age groups. Significant to the American context has been the cultural diversity and changing national boundaries of the United States, relative youth of the nation and its legacy of mass immigration, mobility of residents and their relation to an indigenous and racialized population, and a varied landscape and settlement pattern. The handbook is a reference, therefore, to American studies as well as the global study of tradition, folk arts, and cultural practice"--
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Cut from the Same Cloth American Women of Myth Legend and Tall Tale

Cut from the Same Cloth  American Women of Myth  Legend  and Tall Tale

This is a lively collection of folktales retold by the author, each of which features a female central character.

Author: Robert D. San Souci

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 0756962846

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

View: 414

This is a lively collection of folktales retold by the author, each of which features a female central character.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Tall Tales of America

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

View: 610

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.
Categories: History