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American Tall Tales – by Mary Pope Description:



American Tall Tales The perfect addition to every familys home library and just right for sharing aloud American Tall Tales introduces readers to Americas 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 Yorks 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 McCurdys 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. American Tall Tales – by Mary Pope