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American Tall Tales

by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator Michael Mccurdy

Random House Children's Books | September 24, 1991 | Hardcover |

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Celebrating the 15th anniversary of these collection of tales. There are among nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales, including Paul Bunyan, JohnnyAppleseed, John Henry, and other American folk heroes.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 8.27 × 11.02 × 0.39 in

Published: September 24, 1991

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679800891

ISBN - 13: 9780679800897

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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American Tall Tales

by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator Michael Mccurdy

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 8.27 × 11.02 × 0.39 in

Published: September 24, 1991

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679800891

ISBN - 13: 9780679800897

From the Publisher

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of these collection of tales. There are among nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales, including Paul Bunyan, JohnnyAppleseed, John Henry, and other American folk heroes.

From the Jacket

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of these collection of tales. There are among nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales, including Paul Bunyan, JohnnyAppleseed, John Henry, and other American folk heroes.

About the Author

Mary Pope Osborne grew up in the military, and by the time she was fifteen had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970''s, Mary traveled all over Europe, and spent the first six weeks of her trip living in a cave on the island of Crete.  She then joined up with a group of European young people and traveled in rickety vans through sixteen Asian countries, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.  She was a bartender, an acting teacher, a waitress, a travel agent, a window dresser, and a medical assistant -- all before becoming an author!  Now she is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.  In February 1993, Mary was elected the 27th president of the Author''s Guild, the oldest, most established organization for writers in the United States.

Mary her husband Will spilt their time between an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York and a cabin in Pennsylvania.  They own a terrier named Bailey, who sleeps on the top of Mary''s desk every day while she writes!  

From Our Editors

Upstarts like Davy Crockett, giants like Paul Bunyan, and gentle souls like Johnny Appleseed are among the nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant, wildly exaggerated, and witty collection of traditional American folk tales. Full-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

"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.  

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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