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American Tall Tales - by Mary Pope Osborne (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 115

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Country & Ethnic

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Language: English

Street Date: September 24, 1991
TCIN: 11320880
UPC: 9780679800897
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3136

Description

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.

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