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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Jan 07, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: Really enjoyed reading some tales out of this book. This book was okay. This is a book that I am glad to have on my shelf!
American Tall Tales
The narration was excellent and adriej of the stories were fun too. 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.
Told by a poet with a poet’s ear for tal, impact sstoutenburg 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 There were some stories in it that I really liked and then others that I didn’t like at all. Viking Press- Juvenile Fiction – pages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
This talse a collection of American folk tales. But the truth is nearly every story in this book was based on a real person. Want to Read saving…. I didnt like this book that much but it was interesting to see how some people think. Naomi had a lot of fun with the “tall tales” – frequent chuckles were had. Trivia About American Tall Tales.
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
I guess you hear tall tale and probably think its not true. 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. Rylan rated it did not like it Jun 10, This collection included some characters I have never heard of, as well as some new adventures for familiar characters. 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 provides competent retellings of eight American folk heroes. Mar 06, Cindy Rollins rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 04, Gina Johnson rated it really liked it.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Common terms and phrases animals apple seeds apple trees arms asked Babe baby Bang-All bear Big Steve biggest Bill’s blue boat boss Brother Bear Brother Wolf Cap’n Tommy captain Carpenter comet Courser cowboy coyotes cyclone Davy Crockett Death-Hug drill eyes father feel feet felt fight fire fists furnace gave going grew griddle grin ground hammer hand hard head heard hole Indians Joe Magarac John Henry Johnny Appleseed Johnny’s Johnstown jumped keelboat laughed Li’l Willie looked lumber Mary Mike Mike Fink mill mountain mountain lion night orchards Paul Bunyan Paul’s Pecos Bill Pecos River Pete Pussick picked Pittsburgh plant Polly Ann pulled raccoon rails red feather rifle river roared rock sailors sails settlers ship shook shooting shoulder singing spike started steam engine steel steel-driving stood Stormalong Stormy sweat tail Talbot tall teeth thing told took turned walked watching whale Whoop Widow-Maker wind yelled.
To ask other readers questions about American Tall Talesplease sign up. Paperbackpages. I will just write that we “savored” this book. Most of the tales the students have read in their text, but some they haven’t.
Some I can find nothing to base it on but the majority are real tals and the stories while exaggerated at some points are real enough. May 06, Krista rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
May 14, Barbara rated it liked it. Blake really enjoyed the silliness of some of these tall tales. I found reading the American Tall Tales an extravagant waste of my time.
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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 likes tall tales but didn’t actually get into this book to much. Sep 21, Valerie rated it really liked it Shelves: My wife ordered this as a read-aloud after seeing it on Ambleside Online, a Charlotte Mason-based homeschool curriculum.
Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! Lists with This Book. May 11, Nevada Libert rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Blake really enjoyed the silliness of some of these tall tales. Feb 13, Huda rated it did not like it Shelves: It was ok, I guess, its hard to understand. The more popular tales Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, etc were okay, but the rest ranged from mediocre to awful.