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American Tall Tales

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307982599

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

Author: Adrien Stoutenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780812463330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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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.

Tall Tale America

A Legendary History of Our Humorous Heroes

Author: Walter Blair

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226055961

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

American Legends and Tall Tales

Author: Steven James Petruccio

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048647786X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Journey into the nation's past with this gallery of 30 figures of history and folklore — Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones, Betsy Ross, and other characters.

Big Men, Big Country

A Collection of American Tall Tales

Author: Paul Robert Walker

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613243599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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

Tall: Great American Folktales

Author: Martin Powell,Sean Tulien,Stephanie True Peters

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434240681

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.

Annie Oakley

Author: Lisa Greathouse

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433392712

Category: Education

Page: 0

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Phoebe Ann Mosey, better known as Annie Oakley, takes center stage in this script that follows the life of a sharp shootin' Western folk hero from her early struggles in a poor family to a time when she amazes audiences all over the world.

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

Author: Robert D. San Souci,Brian Pinkney,Jane Yolen

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756962845

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

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

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)

Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695682

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Larger than life

the American tall-tale postcard, 1905-1915

Author: Cynthia Elyce Rubin,Morgan Williams

Publisher: Abbeville Pr


Category: Art

Page: 132

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Offers a brief history of the "exaggerated" picture postcard, and how it captured many facets of life in turn-of-the-century small-town America

The Legend of Slappy Hooper

An American Tall Tale

Author: Aaron Shepard

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9780684195353

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Slappy Hooper, the world's biggest, fastest, bestest sign painter, gets in all kinds of trouble with his amazingly realistic signs.

Sal Fink

Author: Stephanie Paris

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433392690

Category: Education

Page: 0

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Follow the adventures of Sal Fink, the "Mississippi Screamer" whose great feats, like riding an alligator, are retold in this fun script that eventually finds her held captive by a band of pirates.

American Tall Tales: A Companion Reader with Dramatizations

Author: Jim Weiss

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 1942968973

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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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.

American Tall Tales

Author: Anne H. Yeager

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781490018393


Page: N.A

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

Tall Tales and Short Shorts

Dr. J, Pistol Pete, and the Birth of the Modern NBA

Author: Adam J. Criblez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277688

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

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In basketball, just as in American culture, the 1970s were imperfect. But it was a vitally important time in the development of the nation and of the National Basketball Association. During this decade Americans suffered through the war in Vietnam and Nixon’s Watergate cover-up (not to mention disco music and leisure suits) while the NBA weathered the arrival of free agency and charges that its players were “too black.” Despite this turmoil, or perhaps because of it, the NBA evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Tall Tales and Short Shorts: Dr. J, Pistol Pete, and the Birth of the Modern NBA traces the evolution of the NBA from the retirement of Bill Russell in 1969 to the arrival of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson ten years later. Sandwiched between the youthful league of the sixties and its mature successor in the eighties, this book reveals the awkward teenage years of the NBA in the seventies. It examines the many controversies that plagued the league during this time, including illicit drug use, on-court violence, and escalating player salaries. Yet even as attendance dwindled and networks relegated playoff games to tape-delayed, late-night broadcasts, fans still pulled on floppy gray socks like “Pistol Pete” Maravich, emulated Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s sweeping skyhook, and grew out mushrooming afros à la “Dr. J” Julius Erving. The first book-length treatment of pro basketball in the 1970s, Tall Tales and Short Shorts brings to life the players, teams, and the league as a whole as they dealt with expansion, a merger with the ABA, and transitioning into a new era. Sport historians and basketball fans will enjoy this entertaining and enlightening survey of an often-overlooked time in the development of the NBA.

Swamp Angel

Author: Anne Isaacs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525452710

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.

The Tall Tale in American Folklore and Literature

Author: Carolyn S. Brown

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870496271

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.

The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan

Author: Martin Powell,Aaron Blecha

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 143421897X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 35

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Re-tells the adventures of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe in graphic novel format.

American Tall-tale Animals

Author: Adrien Stoutenburg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Animals

Page: 128

View: 4094

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.

City on the Verge

Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban Future

Author: Mark Pendergrast

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465094988

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7206

What we can learn from Atlanta's struggle to reinvent itself in the 21st Century Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth-or inexorable decline. A kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves, Atlanta has the highest income inequality in the country, gridlocked highways, suburban sprawl, and a history of racial injustice. Yet it is also an energetic, brash young city that prides itself on pragmatic solutions. Today, the most promising catalyst for the city's rebirth is the BeltLine, which the New York Times described as "a staggeringly ambitious engine of urban revitalization." A long-term project that is cutting through forty-five neighborhoods ranging from affluent to impoverished, the BeltLine will complete a twenty-two-mile loop encircling downtown, transforming a massive ring of mostly defunct railways into a series of stunning parks connected by trails and streetcars. Acclaimed author Mark Pendergrast presents a deeply researched, multi-faceted, up-to-the-minute history of the biggest city in America's Southeast, using the BeltLine saga to explore issues of race, education, public health, transportation, business, philanthropy, urban planning, religion, politics, and community. An inspiring narrative of ordinary Americans taking charge of their local communities, City of the Verge provides a model for how cities across the country can reinvent themselves.

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