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Cook, Julia

Summary: When a classmate wins a contest, Brad brags about how he won an even bigger contest. When another student breaks his arm, Brad blabs about how he broke BOTH his arms AND his legs. Children and adults will get a real kick out of Brad's tall tales as he learns the difference between being a "pull-upper" and a "one-upper!"--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boys Town Press 2014

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Graves, Keith.

Contents: Abraham Sandwich and George Washing Machine -- The legend of Smoky the volcano -- The dragon whose head was a station wagon -- The history of cows.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRAVE

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E HOB

Isaacs, Anne.

Summary: In 1870, Tulip Jones, a wealthy, self-reliant widow from England, acquires the By-Golly Gully Ranch in Texas and soon finds herself saddled with 1000 suitors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade 2013

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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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Bird, E. J.

Summary: Mr. Bird presents ten Western tall tales that he has heard throughout his life, some of them his own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 1984

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BIR

Fleischman, Sid

Summary: A collection of three previously published stories about the farmer who'd rather sit on a porcupine than tell a lie. Includes "McBroom the Rainmaker," "McBroom's Zoo," and "McBroom's Ghost."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 1992

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE FLE

Isaacs, Anne.

Summary: Having moved to Montana from Tennessee in the 1830s, fearless Angelica Longrider--also known as Swamp Angel--changes the state's landscape, tames a wild horse, and captures some desperadoes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC ISA

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

Lewis, J. Patrick.

Summary: The barn-tall old plainswoman Susannah DeClare braves deep snow and icy weather to fulfill her promise to deliver a load of handmade shoes to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, by Christmas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Creative Editions 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FICTION Lewis

Myers, Christopher.

Summary: A compilation of tall tales collected by folklorist Zora Neale Hurston during her travels in the Gulf states during the 1930s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 MYE

Braun, Eric

Summary: Super-cowboy Pecos Bill leaps onto the back of a monstrous cyclone and rides it like a bucking bronco, creating, in the process, the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and Death Valley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Wilson, Karma.

Summary: Grandad bakes Grandma a whopper of a birthday cake. Includes recipe and directions for chocolate cake.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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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: Dover Publications 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823 RAS

Summary: An airport janitor makes a big difference in the lives of the children in his poor neighborhood when they mistake him for an airplane pilot. Using his imagination to weave stories of the wonderful places he has visited around the world, a friendship develops as he brings hope to their otherwise grim home life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Terra Entertainment 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CAP

Cuyler, Margery.

Summary: During a class trip to Washington, D.C., a young boy has a series of mishaps, with both good and bad results, as he and his friends visit the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Zoo, and other landmarks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2007

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Fleischman, Sid

Summary: Three humorous adventures on McBroom's wonderful one-acre prairie farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 1992

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Isaacs, Anne.

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC ISA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ISA

Kimmel, Eric A.

Summary: When Pecos Bill's daughter gets two pet hamsters, they soon multiply into the hundreds, so Bill decides to take them all to Chicago where lots of boys and girls want pet hamsters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Children 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE KIM

Rossi, Joyce.

Summary: Leticia's grandfather, who was a vaquero as a young man, provides fanciful explanations for how he got his wrinkles, white hair, round belly, and stooped frame.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rising Moon 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: JE SPANISH ROS

Willey, Margaret.

Summary: A small, but clever young girl outwits a rich giant and wins all his gold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2001

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 Wille

Kellogg, Steven.

Summary: Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1986

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEL