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American Tall Tales
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Published:
Blackstone Publishing 2011
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 6.1 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
970L
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This superb collection of larger-than-life folk heroes aptly represents America's robust early days, perfectly capturing the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness. Author Mary Pope Osborne supplies a fascinating introduction to each tale and then gives her own original twist to the telling of it. Get ready for an unforgettable listen as actor Scott Snively takes you on a wild ride from sea to shining sea!

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Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
11/01/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780792784999
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 6.1, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
970
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mary Pope Osborne. (2011). American Tall Tales. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mary Pope Osborne. 2011. American Tall Tales. Blackstone Publishing.

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Mary Pope Osborne, American Tall Tales. Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

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Mary Pope Osborne. American Tall Tales. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

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        American folk heroes of the 19th century spring to life in these splendidly retold sagas. Osborne's reputation as a gifted raconteur ( Favorite Greek Myths ; Beauty and the Beast ) is reaffirmed in this compendium, which retells the legends of familiar figures (Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill), as well as lesser known personalities, such as Crockett's fictional wife Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, a composite character shaped by tales of various real-life women. Also chronicled are heroes hailing from places other than the backwoods, including Stormalong, a giant sailor who as a baby was washed onto a Cape Cod beach by a tidal wave, and Mose, a New York City fireman immortalized in an 1848 Broadway play. As tantalizing as Osborne's storytelling are McCurdy's ( The Owl-Scatterer ) elaborate, full-color wood engravings, which in their robust stylization dramatically render the grandeur of these engrossing yarns. Ages 6-up.

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      • content: Tall tales are that captivating genre of literature in which geography, forces of nature, and strong characters converge. The likes of Stormalong, the three-fathoms-tall sailor; Mose, the tireless New York firefighter; and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, master tamer of rattlesnakes and men, simultaneously entertain and explain the shaping of the American psyche. In this fine recording, Osborne has selected American greats and, from each body of adventure, timeless episodes. With his talent for regional accents, Scott Snively takes the listener directly to that part of the United States and creates vivid characters. The listener is on the Great Plains as Swedish farmer Febold Feboldson lures settlers with his schemes to tame Mother Nature. In Maine the listener feels Paul Bunyan's sadness each time civilization forces him to a new wilderness. Interludes of period harmonica music complete this delightful listening package. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
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