Here are the most robust characters in American legend. Told by a poet with a poet’s ear for the impact of words, these American mavericks walk and talk. Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! This collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny . Get this from a library! American tall tales. [Adrien Stoutenburg; Richard M Powers] — Tall tales about Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy .

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Told by a poet with a poet’s ear for the impact of words, these American mavericks walk and talk accross the pages in a free, wide way, as they walked and talked accross the free, wide America of pioneer days The book was pretty good, but I think it was slow at some parts and could have been written in a manner to better catch a child’s interest which is actually what this book is geared for.

He had to cover many genre’s this past year, this book was read for his folk tales report, it also covered the myths and legends category. Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 29, Sharon rated it really liked it. Amanda rated it really liked it Oct 19, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Amanda Payne rated it really liked it May 16, This is a book that I am glad to have on my shelf!


American Tall Tales

This book has many stories of many different tall tales. A couple of common euphemisms afrien it, tarnation occur, and there are some references to tobacco use and to dancing. Paperbackpages. Published October 28th by Puffin Books first published April 20th There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I don’t often stohtenburg audio with students but I am happy we did with this book, the voice helped to make the book more compelling.

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg. They include some fictional characters like lumberjack Paul Bunyan, cowboy Pecos Bill, sea captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, and steelworker Joe Magarac; a few real individuals about whom many legends have sprung up, such as riverboat man Mike Fink, frontiersman Davy Crockett, and pioneer Johnny Appleseed John Chapman ; and one semi-historical person, railroad hammerman John Henry.

It involves a lot of repetition and tzll lot of exaggeration. I read this to my children for our home-education book. Trivia About American Tall Amrrican. This book provides competent retellings of eight American folk heroes.

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book had eight different tall tales in it.


Contents Skybright AxePaul Bunyan. Viking Press- Juvenile Fiction – pages. I have heard or read most of them at one point or another in my life, though a couple of them were new to me.

Oct 28, Elizabeth rated it liked it. My new student and I listened to this book on audio.

What I did like about this book was that it made me question how these stories came about and my son also wondered if these people were real or not. I think that is very exciting, to know our history is full of colorful people like this. There were some stories in it that Bg really liked and then others that I didn’t like at all.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I didnt like this book that much but it was interesting to see how some people think. From inside the book. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

For example, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed and many more. Overall it was a well done compilation and fun introduction to tall tales.