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American Tall Tales

by Mary Pope Osborne Author

Meet America's first folk heroes in these wildly exaggerated and downright funny stories. In the tradition of the original 19th-century storytellers, Mary Pope Osborne combines, edits, and adds her own two cents worth -- and also supplies fascinating historical headnotes.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
0679800891
Print Status
In Print
Tales
9
Pages
115
Suggested Grades
1st - 6th
Geographical Setting
United States
Historical Setting
1786 - 1910
Publisher
Knopf
Copyright
1991

Tales

  • 1 Davy Crocket
  • 2 Sall Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind
  • 3 Johnny Appleseed
  • 4 Stormalong
  • 5 Mose
  • 6 Febold Feboldson
  • 7 Pecos Bill
  • 8 John Henry
  • 9 Paul Bunyan

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Reviewed by Parent/Teacher

We have been reading these stories together as part of our American history study for DD age 8, and they have contributed a great deal to geography as well. They are a little long for the littlest kids, but my DS age 4 now pretends to be Babe the blue ox, so I guess it did make an impression on him as well LOL.

The woodcut illustrations are lovely.

Gem

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