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Author: Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: 0590569309
Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Scholastic Inc (1991)
Rating: 4.6
Formats: txt lit azw docx
FB2 size: 1358 kb | EPUB size: 1221 kb | DJVU size: 1855 kb
Sub: Politics

American Tall Tales book. Mary Pope Osborne’s hilarious retelling of the American heroes and Michael McCurdy’s wood engraved drawings both make these set of collections an instant treat.

American Tall Tales book. American Tall Tales is a great book about tall tale legends that made a difference in the world. One of the best advantages in this book is the colorful characters. Each tall tale character is a portrait of self confidence and perseverance and each try to achieve their goals and therefore, become great figures in history.

Osborne has chosen familiar fictitious characters-Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Febold Feboldson-and actual people, such as Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crockett, and relates episodes that stress the individuals' human weaknesses as well as strengths. She has melded several legendary characters into a single heroine, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, who more than holds her own in such grand company.

By Michael McCurdy, Mary Pope Osborne. After reading author Mary Pope Osbourne's book, students create a class book of folk heroes and write a bragging speech. Osborne introduces each story with background information that provides factual contrast to the larger-than-life tales. Also included is a story-by-story bibliography listing primary sources, including books, and articles that Osborne found helpful. Use this lively collection to inspire readers to write their own tall tales about the people who helped shape America. Expand Product Details.

Mary Pope Osborne is the award-winning author of over sixty books for children. Her works include One World, Many Religions; New York’s Bravest; Tales from the Odyssey; Adaline Falling Star; and the Magic Tree House series, a New York Times number one bestselling children’s book series that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Ms. Osborne lives in northwestern Connecticut with her husband, Will. Michael McCurdy is a distinguished illustrator whose wood engravings and drawings have enhanced many books for both adults and children

American tall tales, by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy. p. cm. Includes biographical references. Summary: A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Paul Bunyan, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, and John Henry.

American tall tales, by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy. ISBN 978-0-679-80089-7 (trade)-ISBN 978-0-679-90089-4 (lib. bd. 1. Tales-United States. 2. Tall Tales-United States. I. McCurdy, Michael, ill.

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This collection was written and curated by Mary Pope Osborne in 1991 and printed by Scholastic in 1992. Almost no sign of age. Clean and crisp. This collection was written and curated by Mary Pope Osborne in 1991 and printed by Scholastic in 1992. See photos for condition. Perfect for a classroom or gift!

by Mary Pope Osborne & illustrated by Michael McCurdy. author of DANGER IN THE DARKEST HOUR.

by Mary Pope Osborne & illustrated by Michael McCurdy.

by Mary Pope Osborne. Books related to American Tall Tales. Michael McCurdy’s robust colored wood engravings recall an earlier time, perfectly capturing all the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness.

Michael McCurdy’s robust colored wood engravings recall an earlier time, perfectly capturing all the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness.

Illus. in full color. Upstarts like Davy Crockett, giants like Paul Bunyan, and gentle souls like Johnny Appleseed are among the nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales. "McCurdy's intricate wood engravings set these larger-than-life folk on majestic landscapes brimming with energy, rich with wildlife and local color. The author's thoughtful introduction and notes round out this superlative offering."--(starred) School Library Journal.  
Comments (7)
Windbearer
One tall tale was made up and is not the quality of old classic America Tall Tales. The stories are a bit long and big-worded for 6-7 year olds, but would be appreciated by 10 year olds.
nadness
Fabulous! Bought to go along with the Read Aloud Revival book club. Really great stories and illustrations. Nicely made.
Lbe
Well published. My 7 and 9 year old boys and I are enjoying these American Tall Tales. I had heard some of these names before but not known the stories. I love learning along with my children.
Rocksmith
this is a gorgeous book! a great reminder of my childhood stories and exciting to share with young grandchildren. Illustrations are awesome!!!
Hadadel
This book is a treasure! The picture are gorgeous and the stories are fun and educationally. My boys (10, 7, 5) all ask me to read it frequently. I recommend getting the hardcover to preserve the beautiful large wood carved pictures.
Malhala
My son and I laugh and laugh over many of these quaint stories of American Tall Tales and legends. We purchased the book for BoyScouts tall tales study. The book is large and has delightful illustrations throughout. The fanciful yet simple language in the stories is delightful and easy to read and understand even for the youngest of children being read to by their parents. A bit of American Wilderness.
Cordantrius
Very entertaining. Well written. Sometimes longer than I’d wish but my 9 y o loves to read the tales.
I bought this book for a Creative Writing Assignment I am doing with a class of 5th graders. I read them one of the stories and then asked them to write their own versions, using one of the characters from several of the other stories. These stories, re-imagined by Mary Pope Osborne are written in such a way that keeps any age of reader interested. Accompanied by wonderful wood-etched drawings care of Michael McCurdy, it allows a child, who has very little understanding of the way things worked before planes and cars, to get a feel for our early American times and the way these larger than life characters lived.