Tall Tales

Balcziak, Bill.  John Henry.  Q J 398.2 B
Presents the life story of John Henry, the African American railroad legend known as the “Steel Driving Man.”

Balcziak, Bill.  Paul Bunyan.  Q J 398.0973 B
Presents the life story of the enormous lumberjack, Paul Bunyan, who along with his blue ox Babe, is said to have made the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota with his footsteps.

Balcziak, Bill.  Pecos Bill.  Q J 398.0976 B
Presents the story of the baby Pecos Bill being raised by coyotes and his eventual marriage to Slue-Foot Sue, another legend from the American Southwest.

Bertrand, Lynne.  Granite Baby.  [OLDER] E Bertrand
Five talented New Hampshire sisters try to care for a baby that one of them has carved out of granite.

Cohen, Caron Lee.  Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. J 398.0973 C
Sally Ann, wife of Davy Crockett, fears nothing–and proves it when braggart Mike Fink tries to scare her.

Dewey, Ariane.  Febold Feboldson.  J 398.09782 D
The Nebraska farmer conquers cyclones, blizzards, fog, and grasshoppers in incredible ways.

Dewey, Ariane.  Gib Morgan, Oilman.  J 398.0973 D
Retells the adventures of the legendary oilman as he travels all over the world drilling for oil.

Dewey, Ariane.  Pecos Bill.  J 398.0976 D
An account of the remarkable exploits of legendary hero Pecos Bill.

Fleischman, Sid. McBroom Tells the Truth. JPB F
An unfortunate land investment turns out to be a wonderful one-acre farm.

Fleischman, Sid. McBroom’s Zoo. J FIC Fleischman
The McBrooms start a zoo with the Sidehill Gouger, Desert Vamooser, Silver-tailed Teakettler, and other rare animals left behind by a passing tornado.

Harold, Jerdine Nolen.  Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm.  [Older] E Harold
A child ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons.

Isaacs, Anne.  Swamp Angel.  Q J 398.0973 I
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.

Kellogg, Steven. Mike Fink: A Tall Tale. Q J 398.0973 K
Relates the extraordinary deeds of the frontiersman who became King of the Keelboatmen on the Mississippi River.

Kellogg, Steven.  Paul Bunyan, A Tall Tale.  J 398.0973 K
Recounts the life of the extraordinary lumberjack whose unusual size and strength brought him many fantastic adventures.

Kellogg, Steven.  Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale.  J 398.0976 K
Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

Kellogg, Steven. Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett: A Tall Tale. Q J 398.0973 K
Sally Ann, wife of Davy Crockett, fears nothing–and proves it when braggart Mike Fink tries to scare her.

Metaxas, Eric.  Stormalong.  J 398.0973 M
Recounts some of the astounding adventures of the legendary New England sea captain who could tie an octopus in knots.

Myers, Anna.  Tumbleweed Baby.  [FOLK & FAIRY TALES]
Long ago in Nowhere, Texas, Mama and Papa Upagainstit agree to take in the wild baby their five children find in a passing tumbleweed, despite the objections of the one who used to be “the littlest-of-all girl.

Nolen, Jerdine.  Big Jabe.  Q J 398.0973 N
Momma Mary tells stories about a special young man who does wondrous things, especially for the slaves on the Plenty Plantation.

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