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American Tall Tales
By Mary Pope Osborne and Michael McCurdy (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date September 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reissue
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679800897
ISBN-10 0679800891
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.25 by 11.25 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
Presents an illustrated collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan. Reissue.
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The perfect addition to every family’s home library and just right for sharing aloud, American Tall Tales introduces readers to America’s first folk heroes in nine wildly exaggerated and downright funny stories.
 
Here are Paul Bunyan, that king-sized lumberjack who could fell “ten white pines with a single swing”; John Henry, with his mighty hammer; Mose, old New York’s biggest, bravest fireman; Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, who could “outgrin, outsnort, outrun, outlift, outsneeze, outsleep, outlie any varmint”; and other uniquely American characters, together in one superb collection.
 
In the tradition of the original nineteenth-century storytellers, Mary Pope Osborne compiles, edits, and adds her own two cents’ worth—and also supplies fascinating historical headnotes. 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.



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Hardcover
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With Michael McCurdy (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1991)
9780679800897 | details & prices | 8.25 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.35 lbs | List price $19.99
About: A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781883332815
 
With Scott Snively (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Audio Bookshelf (January 1, 2002)
9781883332815 | details & prices | 7.00 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder, Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781883332778
 
With Scott Snively (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Audio Bookshelf (January 1, 2002)
9781883332778 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.40 lbs | List price $17.95
About: A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder, Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan.
Library
Book cover for 9780679900894
 
With Michael McCurdy (other contributor) | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1991)
9780679900894 | details & prices | 115 pages | 8.25 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.50 lbs | List price $21.99
About: A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan

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