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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American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg | Scholastic
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg. Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! Paperbackpages. Published October 28th by Puffin Books first published April 20th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about American Tall Talesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 04, Gina Johnson rated it really liked it. Read to Zeke over the school year, he loved it. Mar 06, Cindy Rollins rated it liked it Shelves: My new student and I listened to this book on audio.
The narration was excellent and most of the stories were fun too. A few of them bogged down but this is a great introduction to American stories. 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.
We followed up many of the stories by looking at cartoons of tall tales, mostly ‘s Disney, on YouTube. 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 last story, about Joe Magarac, was the least interesting, in my opinion. Feb 22, Angela Boord rated it it was amazing Shelves: The boys loved this book.
Sep 03, Frank Theising rated it it was ok Shelves: Overall a mixed bag. This is a collection of American folk tales. The more popular tales Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, etc were okay, but the rest ranged from mediocre to awful.
My wife ordered this as a read-aloud after seeing it on Ambleside Online, a Charlotte Mason-based homeschool curriculum. May 14, Barbara rated it liked it. Most of the tales the students have read in their text, but some they haven’t. We spend so much time reading mythology that it seems our own tall tales are falling wayside.
Good book to brush up on those tales! Oct 28, Elizabeth rated it liked it. Really enjoyed reading some tales out of this book. My favorite was definitely Pecos Bill. May 11, Wayne Walker rated it really liked it. This book provides competent retellings of eight American folk heroes. 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.
Some of the stories are fairly familiar, while others are not so well known. A couple of common euphemisms blast it, tarnation occur, and there are some references to tobacco use and to dancing. May 25, Sandie rated it it was ok Recommends it for: This was another book that my son read for his book reports in 5th grade. 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.
This book had eight different tall tales in it. 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. The story of Johnny Appleseed I think was my favorite story in the book. The book was pretty good, but I think it was slow at som This was another book that my son read for his book reports in 5th grade.
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. Some of the stories were really good and others were very dry and some were just confusing in the way they were laid out.
American Tall Tales
He likes tall tales but didn’t actually get into this book to much. It didn’t hold his attention. What I did stoutenbug about this book was that it made me question how these stories came stoutenbkrg and my son also wondered if these people were real or not. I guess you hear tall tale and probably think its not true. But the truth is nearly every story in this book was based on a real person.
Some I can find nothing to base it on but the majority are real people and the stories while exaggerated at some points are real enough. I think that is very exciting, to know our history is full of colorful people like this.
May 06, Krista rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this to my children for our home-education book. Some of the stories where great caught my children’s attention. Some went on a little longer than I would like but overall I really liked the book for both education as well as a good read! This is a book that I am glad to have on my shelf! Dec 02, Yuwei rated it it was ok Shelves: This book has many stories of many different tall tales.
For example, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed and many more. It involves a lot of repetition and a lot of exaggeration. The language was very simple and easy to understand, there werent much hard vocabularies. I didnt learn many things from this book, because it was exaggerated too much, so it was just for entertainment. I didnt like this book that much but it was interesting to see how some people think.
Jan 07, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: Blake really enjoyed the silliness of some of these tall tales. This collection included some characters I have never heard of, as well as some new adventures for familiar characters.
Overall it was a well done compilation and fun introduction to tall tales. Feb 13, Huda rated it did not like it Shelves: I found reading the American Tall Tales an extravagant waste of my time. I know, “tall tales” is part of their title but I really did not see the point in coming up with these in the first place. This book was okay.
There were some stories in it that I really liked and then others that I didn’t like at all. May 11, Nevada Libert rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 27, Emily rated it liked it. Jul 06, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Preread for 3rd grade.
Sep 29, Sharon rated it really liked it. I will just atles that we “savored” this book. Naomi had a lot of fun with the “tall tales” – frequent chuckles were had. Oct 25, Heather rated it it was ok. It was ok, I guess, its hard to understand. Sep 21, Valerie rated it really liked it Shelves: Stories every American knows or should know.
Dec 31, Theresa rated it liked it. American Tall Tales adrien stoutenburg is an early reader looking at tall tales. Feb 06, Kim rated it liked it. Read a tall tale about a man I had not heard of before. Oct 25, Abby rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: These are so awsome, we read them in class! Aug 06, Lekeshua rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lynn Dill rated it really liked it Mar 26,