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The twenty-one balloons

by:Pène du Bois, William, 1916-1993

Fanciful adventures of Professor Sherman, who leaves on a vacation in a balloon, and lands on a volcanic island in the Pacific.

Editions:103  Date:1941 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Adventure stories, Humorous fiction, Tall tales, Fantasy fiction


John Henry

by:Lester, Julius, 1939-2018

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

Editions:28  Date:1994 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Legends, Tall tales, Tall tales, Folklore


Paul Bunyan

by:Kellogg, Steven

Recounts the life of the extraordinary lumberjack whose unusual size and strength brought him many fantastic adventures.

Editions:39  Date:1984 - 2009  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Tall tales, Tall tales, Folklore


Swamp Angel

by:Isaacs, Anne

Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.

Editions:18  Date:1977 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Tall tales, Tall tales, Tall tales


Pecos Bill : a tall tale

by:Kellogg, Steven

Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

Editions:28  Date:1986 - 1996  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Tall tales, Tall tales, Legends, Tall tales


Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains

by:Hopkinson, Deborah

A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century. Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling.

Editions:16  Date:2003 - 2004  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Tall tales, Tall tales, Tall tales


Big fish

by:Burton, Tim

William Bloom, is a young man who never really knew his now dying father, Edward - outside of the tall tales his dad told him about growing up. During Edward's last days William and his wife Josephine hold a bedside vigil next to the old man as he recollects elaborate memories of his youth.

Editions:128  Date:2003 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Fantasy films, Fantasy films, Film adaptations


American tall tales

by:Osborne, Mary Pope

A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan.

Editions:19  Date:1990 - 2015  Genre(s):Tall tales, Tall tales, Tall tales, Folklore, Literature


John Henry : Roark Bradford's novel and play

by:Bradford, Roark, 1896-1948

Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time but have long been unavailable or extremely hard to find. In this unique collection, Steven C. Tracy has joined Bradford's seminal works in a new critical edition to help contextualize both the novel and play, making these vital texts widely available again for scholars of folklore and African American literature. This new volume includes an expansive introduction that explores Bradford's life and work, critical responses to the novel and play, and a survey of John Henry's pervasive influence in folk, literary, and popular culture. It also features a wide array of supplementary materials, including a selected bibliography and discography related to Bradford and John Henry; transcriptions of a number of folksong texts and recordings available during the 1930s; and a chronology of the lives of both Bradford and Henry. As Tracy's introduction makes clear, such a consideration of Bradford--set in the context of writers, both black and white, drawing upon African American folklore and using dialects along with stereotypical and non-stereotypical portrayals--is long overdue. In pairing Bradford's two treatments of the quintessentially American story of John Henry, Tracy has provided the definitive edition of two classic American texts, and in so doing, he provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on the various paths by which African American traditions have infiltrated the cultural mainstream.

Editions:36  Date:1931 - 2011  Genre(s):Legends, Drama, Songs and music, Folklore, Tall tales


Gullible Gus

by:Schur, Maxine

Tired of the teasing he gets for being the most gullible man in Texas, Cowboy Gus goes to Fibrock to find the biggest liar there in hopes of hearing a tall tale that is impossible for anyone--even him--to believe.

Editions:2  Date:2009  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Tall tales, Tall tales, Tall tales


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