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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:95  Date:1941 - 2007  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Humorous fiction, Tall tales, Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction


John Henry

by:Lester Julius

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

Editions:27  Date:1994 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Legends, Folklore, 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:13  Date:1977 - 2001  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Tall tales, Tall tales, Tall tales


Shark tale

by:Smith, Will

Oscar is a lowly tongue-scrubber at the local Whale Wash, who becomes an improbable hero when he tells a great white lie. To keep his secret, Oscar teams up with an outcast vegetarian Great White shark, Lenny, and the two become the most unlikely of friends. When his lie begins to unravel, it's up to Oscar's loyal friend Angie and Lenny to help him stand up to the most feared shark in the water and find his true place in the reef.

Editions:100  Date:2002 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; for some mild language and crude humor.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Feature films, Children's films, Animated films


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


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. Still doubting the legends and folklore, William makes a journey to meet a mysterious woman from whom Edward had bought property.

Editions:109  Date:2003 - 2018  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:13  Date:1990 - 2015  Genre(s):Tall tales, Folklore, Tall tales, Literature


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


Clever Beatrice and the best little pony

by:Willey, Margaret

Clever Beatrice seeks out Mister Le Pain, the village breadmaker, to come up with a plan to protect her pony from the tiny bearded lutin that magically rides him every night.

Editions:3  Date:2004  Genre(s):Picture books, Folklore, Tall tales, Tall tales


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