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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Dec 31, Theresa rated it liked it. But the truth is nearly every story in this book was based on a real person. It involves a lot of repetition and a lot of exaggeration. It was ok, I guess, its hard to understand. My new student and I listened to this book on audio.
American Tall Tales
I know, “tall tales” is part of their title but I really did not see the point in coming up with these in the first place.
Told by a poet zmerican 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 I found reading stoutenburb American Tall Tales an extravagant waste of my time.
The book was pretty good, but I think it was slow at som This was another book that my son read for his book reports in 5th grade. This book was okay.
Overall a mixed bag. May 11, Wayne Walker rated it really liked it.
I think that is very exciting, to know our history is full of colorful people like this. Rylan rated it did not like it Adroen 10, Overall it was a well done compilation and fun introduction to tall tales.
May 11, Nevada Libert rated it really liked it Shelves: This collection included some characters I have never heard of, as well as some new adventures for familiar characters. We spend so much time reading mythology that it seems our own tall tales are falling wayside. The more popular tales Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, etc were okay, but the rest ranged from mediocre to awful.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jan 07, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: Good book to brush up on those tales! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Published October 28th by Puffin Books first published April 20th He likes tall tales but didn’t actually get into this book to much. 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.
There were some stories in it that I really liked and then others that I didn’t like at all. Most of the tales the students have read in their text, but some they haven’t. The boys loved this book. This book had eight different tall tales in it. Trivia About American Tall Tales.
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
Account Options Sign in. I didnt like this book that much but it was interesting to see how some people think. I have heard or read most of them at stouenburg point or another in my life, though a couple of them were new to me. This is a collection of American folk tales.
I will just write that we “savored” this book. Told by aerien 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. Jul 06, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales!
Here are the most robust characters in American legend. Viking Press- Juvenile Fiction – pages. 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 atll book is geared for.
Blake really enjoyed the silliness of some of these tall tales. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The story of Johnny Appleseed I think was my favorite story in the book. Sep 29, Sharon stoufenburg it really liked it.
Feb 22, Angela Boord rated it it was amazing Shelves: Naomi had a lot of fun with the “tall tales” – frequent chuckles were had.
Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 02, Yuwei rated it it was ok Shelves: I didnt learn many things from this book, because it was exaggerated too much, so it was just for entertainment.