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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The last story, about Joe Magarac, was the least interesting, in my opinion.
Jan 07, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: Open Talea See a Problem? Sep 03, Frank Theising rated it it was ok Shelves: The last story, about Joe Magarac, was the least interesting, in my o My new student and I listened to this book on audio. The story of Johnny Appleseed I think was my favorite story in the book. Lists with This Book.
He likes tall tales but didn’t actually get into this book to much. I guess you hear tall tale and probably think its not true.
This is a book that I am glad to have on my shelf! It involves a lot stoutenburb repetition and a lot of exaggeration.
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.
He had to cover many genre’s this past year, this book was read for his folk tales report, it also covered the myths and legends category. It was ok, I guess, its hard to understand. Amanda rated it really liked it Oct 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
May 06, Krista rated it really liked it Shelves: Read a tall tale about a man I had not heard of before. Really enjoyed reading some tales out of this book. Feb 06, Kim rated it liked it.
American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg
American Tall Tales adrien stoutenburg is an early reader looking at tall tales. It didn’t hold his attention. From inside the book.
This collection included some characters I have never heard of, as well as some new adventures for familiar characters. Here are the most robust characters in American legend.
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. Good book to brush up on those tales!
There were some stories in it that I really liked and then others that I didn’t like at all. Overall it was a well done compilation and fun introduction to tall tales. We followed up many of the stories by looking at cartoons of tall tales, mostly ‘s Disney, on YouTube.
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 taall talked accross the free, wide America of pioneer days 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.
What I did like about this book was that it made me question how these stories came about and my son also wondered if these people tqles real or not.
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 stouttenburg Carpenter comet Courser cowboy coyotes cyclone Davy Crockett Death-Hug drill eyes father feel feet felt fight fire fists furnace talws going grew griddle grin a,erican 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.
Feb 13, Huda rated it did not like it Shelves: I don’t often do audio with students but I am happy we did with this book, the voice helped to make the book more compelling. Preread for 3rd grade. Oct 25, Abby rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I think that is very exciting, stouteburg know our history is full of colorful people like this. This collection included some characters I have never heard of, as well as amerocan new adventures for familiar characters. I read this adrein my children for our home-education book.
Some I can find nothing to base it on but the majority are real people and the stories while exaggerated at some points are vy enough. Books by Adrien Stoutenburg. This book was okay. Sep 29, Sharon rated it really liked it.
American Tall Tales
Dec 02, Yuwei rated it it was ok Shelves: American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg. The language was very simple and easy to understand, there werent much hard vocabularies. My favorite was definitely Pecos Bill. Mar 27, Emily rated it liked it.