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Sceurman, Mark

Summary: Weird Civil War delves into the peculiar history and ghastly legacy of the bloodiest period in American history, featuring the era's most gripping tragic tales, fascinating facts, spooky scenarios, and eccentric characters. This brand-new volume—which compiles the most compelling Civil War stories from the bestselling Weird series—will excite precocious history students, Civil War buffs, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2015

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Leeming, David

Summary: This marvelous collection brings together the great myths and legends of the United States-from the creation stories of the first inhabitants, to the tall tales of the Western frontier, to the legendary outlaws of the 1920s, and beyond. This thoroughly engaging anthology is sweeping in its scope, embracing Big Foot and Windigo, Hiawatha and Uncle Sam, Paul Revere and Billy the Kid, and even the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2000

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Hoberman, Mary Ann.

Summary: Presents new twists on familiar folklore characters, including Johnny Appleseed, Annie Oakley, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and many more! This book uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, and repetition) to invite young children to read along with peers or an adult. With clear, color-coded typography, and sly, lively illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

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Schwartz, Alvin

Summary: Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.25 SCH
2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SCH

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.25 SCH

Hunt, Angela Elwell

Summary: Three trees that dream of greatness are surprised by the way their dreams come true.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion Pub. 1989

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398 HUN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.24 HUN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.24 Hun

Brunvand, Jan Harold.

Summary: 'The colossal classic becomes even more colossal with a full new chapter of recent urban legends.' Alligators in the sewers? A pet in the microwave? No, it didn't really happen to your friend's sister's neighbor: it's an urban legend. And no matter how savvy you think you are, you are sure to find at least one story you always believed to be true in this colossal collection. Professor Jan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398.2 BRU

Luckhurst, Matt.

Summary: Retells the tale of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, whose appetites for pancakes grow so large that they leave their childhood home to find their pancake fortune in the great big world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 LUC

Sproul, Gloria C.

Summary: An Indian legend about the Sleeping Bear - an island seen from the Wisconsin shore.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mishe-Mokwa Publications 1979

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 SPR
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 398.2 SPR

Lester, Julius.

Summary: A retelling of the Afro-American tales about the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 1987

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 LES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 LES

Lester, Julius.

Summary: Combines all four volumes of Uncle Remus tales, offering a retelling of the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Phyllis Fogelman Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398.2 LES

Palazzo, Tony

Summary: An illustrated celebration of America conjures up a nostalgic era, featuring such celebrated figures as Pecos Bill riding a mountain lion, Davy Crockett getting outfoxed by a raccoon, and Sweet Betsy from Pike on her trip west.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 PAL

Hamilton, Virginia

Summary: Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1985

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 HAM

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 HAM

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Master storyteller Patricia C. McKissack transports us to the front porch--a place where lightning bugs flash, lemonade is poured, and tales about slickster-tricksters are an every-night treat for the whole family to enjoy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD MCK

Summary: Mose the fireman: The story of Gotham's legendary fireman whose outrageous exploits shape one of America's tallest tales.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Treasury 2007

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: August House 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398 AME

Stoutenburg, Adrien.

Summary: Features eight American folk heroes: Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1976

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 STO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.22 Stoutenburg 1976

Summary: Presents a collection of folk tales and songs from a variety of regions and ethnic groups in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: E.P. Dutton 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 DIA

San Souci, Robert D.

Summary: A collection of five short tales about such legendary American heroes as John Henry, Old Stormalong, Sluefoot Sue, and Paul Bunyan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1991

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 SANS

Parks, Van Dyke.

Summary: A retelling of five folktales in which crafty Brer Rabbit tries to outsmart all the other creatures in the animal community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1986

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 PAR

Parks, Van Dyke.

Summary: A retelling of seven folktales featuring Brer Rabbit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1987

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 PAR

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 PAR

Schwartz, Alvin

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lippincott 1981

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Osborne, Mary Pope.

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 OSB

Miller, Bobbi.

Summary: Miss Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind and Fireyes the panther engage in an epic wrestling match before becoming "great and glorious" friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.22 MIL

Schwartz, Alvin

Summary: More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, witches, vampires, "jump" stories, and scary songs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 1984

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: J FIC Schwartz

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