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American Tall TalesAmerican Tall Tales
Adrien Stoutenberg, Richard M. Powers
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Enjoy some of the most famous characters in American legend in this collection of "tall tales". From the axe-wielding Paul Bunyan to the pastoral planter Johnny Appleseed, you'll read about America in her infancy, when the wilderness was still vast, and the country was waiting to be tamed. This collection of 8 stories includes: "Skye-bright Axe" about Paul Bunyon; "Coyote Cowboy" about Pecos Bill; "Five Fathoms Tall" about Stormalong; "River Roarer" about Mike Fink; "Frontier Fighter" about Davy Crocket; "Rainbow-walker" about Johnny Appleseed; "Hammerman" about John Henry; and "Steelmaker" about Joe Magarac. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
     

 
American Tall Tales on Audio CDAmerican Tall Tales on Audio CD
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These uproarious American folk stories will have you laughing out loud! Meet Paul Bunyan, taller than the trees and mightier than the rivers; Johnny Appleseed, whose gentle generosity make him a beloved legend; and Pecos Bill, who's outrageous Texas-sized exploits make him the greatest of all cowboys. There's even one of Jim's own tales, a tongue-twisting, hilarious tale of the Old West. Ages 5 & up.
     

 

 

 
Literature Pockets, Tall Tales, Grades 4-6Literature Pockets, Tall Tales, Grades 4-6
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Every pocket in Tall Tales Grades 4-6 begins with a two-page reproducible retelling of a tale. There is a teacher resource page that offers suggestions for sharing the tale. Comprehension, art, and writing activities follow, helping the story come to life for students. A final pocket challenges students to write their own original tall tale, utilizing the story elements they have observed in the tall tales presented. Two pages of evaluation forms help both teacher and student assess what was learned.

The eight stories in this book include:

  • Pecos Bill
  • Slue-Foot Sue
  • Paul Bunyan
  • Babe the Blue Ox
  • John Henry
  • Davy Crockett
  • Alfred Bullfrog
  • Stormalong
  • Mose the Firefighter

     

 
Paul BunyanPaul Bunyan
Steven Kellogg
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Who was the largest baby ever born in the state of Maine? Who dug the Great Lakes? Who gouged out the Grand Canyon? Why, Paul Bunyan of course, America's finest, fastest, funniest lumberman and favorite tall-tale hero, presented here in a charming retelling especially for young children.
     

 
Paul Bunyan: My StoryPaul Bunyan: My Story
David L. Harrison
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WHOOOOOEEEEE! THAT PAUL Bunyan sure knows how to tell a story. The mammouth, mythic lumberjack tells the tallest tales about growing up, making friends, and working in the great North Woods as the biggest, best, and strongest lumberjack the world has ever seen.

Told in simple, unaffected first-person narrative, this Step 3 reader is the perfect way to introduce young readers to tall tales.
     


 
Johnny AppleseedJohnny Appleseed
Jodie Shepherd
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Learn the facts about Johnny Appleseed's life! Now in the canon of American legend, he was a real person who planted apple orchards across the West as he wandered barefoot and slept outside. Cheerful watercolor illustrations highlight how Johnny Appleseed helped the settlers and was friends to all. 32 pages, softcover. Ages 4-8.
     

 

 

 
Easy Reader Biographies: Johnny AppleseedEasy Reader Biographies: Johnny Appleseed
Alyse Sweeney

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Johnny Appleseed planted apples across the western states, living outside and giving trees away for free when settlers didn't have money. Give young readers the chance to learn about his life themselves with this Easy Reader Biography. Large illustrations and a glossary are included. Paperback.
     

 
Johnny Appleseed Biography FunBookJohnny Appleseed Biography FunBook
Carole Marsh

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Get to know Johnny Appleseed in this reproducible Biography funbook! Puzzles, riddles, word searches, and other fun activities reinforce the short paragraphs that tell the story of Appleseed's life. 14 reproducible pages, softcover.
     

 

 
A Guide For Using Johnny Appleseed in the Classroom, Grades 1-3A Guide For Using Johnny Appleseed in the Classroom, Grades 1-3
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This guide is designed to accompany the not-included book Johnny Appleseed by Stephen Kellogg. Units focus on critical thinking, vocabulary, and basic language arts skills; fun activities include making applesauce and apple dolls; making a Johnny Appleseed flip booklet; map work; and more! 48 reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 1-3.
     

 
The Story of Johnny AppleseedThe Story of Johnny Appleseed
Aliki
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Aliki's charming illustrations perfectly suit the simple story of Johnny Appleseed's life. Planting apple-tree seeds from place-to-place, Johnny Appleseed wore no shoes, dressed in cast-off old clothes, and slept outside, but was kind and friendly to all. An American legend, kids will enjoy learning more about this unusual man. Ages 4-8.
     

 
Who Was Johnny Appleseed?Who Was Johnny Appleseed?
Joan Holub
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Discover who Johnny Appleseed really was with this biography on the real man. Written for kids ages 9-12, this biography features information about John Chapman, a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed, from his birth in Massachusetts, through his death and beyond as his legend spread throughout the country.
     










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