American Tall Tales

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American Tall Tales
Series: Myths & Tales, Folk Tales, Fables, & Legends
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 0679800891
ISBN: 0679800891

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.

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About the Book

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, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and other American folk heroes.

Learning Through Literature also recommends A World Full of Animal Stories: 50 Favorite Animal Folk Tales, Myths, and Legends and A Year Full of Stories: 52 Classic Stories From All Around the World

About The Author

Mary Pope Osborne is an ardent advocate and supporter of children’s literacy, and the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including novels, retellings of mythology and folklore, picture books, biographies, and mysteries. From 1993–1997, Ms. Osborne served as president of the Authors Guild, the country’s leading organization for published authors. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, visiting schools and speaking on issues related to children’s literacy. She spoke at the UN regarding the importance of worldwide literacy and was profiled on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams for her continued efforts.

Mary has donated over 350,000 books to underserved children across the country through her Gift of Books program. She resides in Connecticut. The creator of the Magic Tree House series, Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with her husband, Will Osborne, and her sister, Natalie Pope Bryce.


Fabulous! Bought to go along with the Read Aloud Revival book club. Really great stories and illustrations. Nicely made. – Al

Well published. My 7 and 9 year old boys and I are enjoying these American Tall Tales. I had heard some of these names before but not known the stories. I love learning along with my children. – S. Cheek


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