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American Tall Tales

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Publisher Comments:

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of these collection of tales. There are among nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales, including Paul Bunyan, JohnnyAppleseed, John Henry, and other American folk heroes.

Synopsis:

Illus. in full color. Upstarts like Davy Crockett, giants like Paul Bunyan, and gentle souls like Johnny Appleseed are among the nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales.

About the Author

Mary Pope Osborne grew up in the military, and by the time she was fifteen had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970's, Mary traveled all over Europe, and spent the first six weeks of her trip living in a cave on the island of Crete.  She then joined up with a group of European young people and traveled in rickety vans through sixteen Asian countries, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.  She was a bartender, an acting teacher, a waitress, a travel agent, a window dresser, and a medical assistant — all before becoming an author!  Now she is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.  In February 1993, Mary was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild, the oldest, most established organization for writers in the United States.

Mary her husband Will spilt their time between an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York and a cabin in Pennsylvania.  They own a terrier named Bailey, who sleeps on the top of Mary's desk every day while she writes!  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679800897
Author:
McCurdy, Michael
Author:
McCurdy, Michael
Author:
Osborne, M.
Author:
Carter, Don
Author:
ary Pope
Author:
illustrated by Michael McCurdy
Author:
Carter
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Collections by Author
Subject:
Folk-lore, american
Subject:
Folklore -- United States.
Subject:
Tall tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Collections by a Single Author
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
tall tales;american;johnny appleseed;pecos bill;folklore;john henry;paul bunyan;davy crockett;fiction;picture book;folktales;young adult;high school;fantasy;children s;american history
Subject:
tall tales;johnny appleseed;american;pecos bill;john henry;folklore;paul bunyan;davy crockett;fiction;picture book;folktales;young adult;high school;short stories;fantasy;children s;american history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 111-115.
Publication Date:
19910924
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11.22x8.24x.59 in. 1.30 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Illus. in full color. Upstarts like Davy Crockett, giants like Paul Bunyan, and gentle souls like Johnny Appleseed are among the nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales.
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