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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Some of the stories are fairly familiar, while others are not so well known. This book has many stories of many different tall tales. From inside the book. Lynn Dill rated it really liked it Mar 26, This book was okay. I found reading the American Tall Tales an extravagant waste of my time. A couple of common euphemisms blast it, tarnation occur, and there are some references to tobacco use and to dancing.

May 25, Sandie rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I didnt learn many things from this book, because it was exaggerated too much, so it was stouttenburg for entertainment. There were some stories in it that I really liked and then others that I didn’t like at all. Amanda Payne rated it really liked it May 16, Read a tall tale about a man I adrjen not heard of before. We spend so much time reading mythology that it seems our own tall tales are falling wayside.


Adrrien trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 06, Lekeshua rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

The story of Johnny Appleseed I think was my favorite story in the book. Stories every American knows or should know. Apr 04, Gina Johnson rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

May 11, Wayne Walker rated stoutenbueg really liked it.

Viking Press- Juvenile Fiction – pages. Overall a mixed bag. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Oct 25, Heather rated it it was ok. Refresh and try again. It was ok, I guess, its hard to understand.

This book had eight different tall tales in it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Some of the stories where great caught my children’s attention.

American Tall Tales

The boys loved stlutenburg book. This is a collection of American folk tales. Some went on a little longer than I would like but overall I really liked the book for both education as well as a good read!

Sep 29, America rated it really liked it. Published October 28th by Puffin Books first published April 20th Naomi had a lot of fun with the “tall tales” – frequent chuckles were had.

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg

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 Good book to brush up on those tales! Dec 02, Yuwei rated it it was ok Shelves: What I did like about this stouttenburg was that it made me question how these stories came about and my son also wondered if these people were real stotenburg not.


Oct 28, Elizabeth rated it liked it. For example, Aadrien Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed and many more. These are so awsome, we read them in class! It didn’t hold his attention. 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 people stourenburg the stories while exaggerated at some points are real enough. May 14, Barbara rated it liked it. This collection included some characters I have never heard of, as well as some new adventures for familiar characters.

Blake really enjoyed the silliness of some of these tall tales. To ask other readers questions about American Tall Talesplease sign up.

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