Publisher description for American tall tales / by Mary Pope Osborne ; wood engravings by Michael McCurdy.


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Counter 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.  

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Tales United States, Tall tales United States, Tall tales, Folklore United States