American Tall Tales   -     By: Adrien Stoutenberg, Richard M. Powers
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American Tall Tales

Puffin / 1976 / Paperback

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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Puffin
Publication Date: 1976
Dimensions: 7.73 X 5.04 X 0.32 (inches)
ISBN: 0140309284
ISBN-13: 9780140309287
UPC: 051488005995
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 6-10

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Publisher's Description

Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! This collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac, with evocative illustrations by Richard M. Powers.

Author Bio

Adrien Stoutenberg was a poet and writer of children's fiction. Having written over forty books, she is best known for her poetry collection Heroes, Advise Us, which was the 1964 Lamont Poetry Selection.

Richard M. Powers was a prolific illustrator, best known for his work illustrating science fiction book covers such as Pebble in the Sky.

Editorial Reviews

"Told by a poet with a poet's ear for the impact of words, these American mavericks walk and talk across the pages in a free, wide way, as they walked and talked across the free, wide America of pioneer days."--Publishers Weekly

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