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==Traditional Tall Tales==
 
==Traditional Tall Tales==
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?lies+and+other+tall+tales '''Lies and Other Tall Tales''']  collected by Zora Neale Hurston ; adapted and illustrated by Christopher Myers.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lies+and+other+tall+tales '''Lies and Other Tall Tales''']  collected by Zora Neale Hurston ; adapted and illustrated by Christopher Myers.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?paul+bunyan+and+his+great+blue+ox '''Paul Bunyan and his Great Blue Ox'''] retold by Wallace Wadsworth
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?paul+bunyan+and+his+great+blue+ox '''Paul Bunyan and his Great Blue Ox'''] retold by Wallace Wadsworth
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?pecos+bill+texas+cowpuncher '''Pecos Bill, Texas Cowpuncher'''] by  Harold W. Felton
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pecos+bill+texas+cowpuncher '''Pecos Bill, Texas Cowpuncher'''] by  Harold W. Felton
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?big+men+big+country '''Big Men, Big Country'''] : A Collection of American Tall Tales  written by Paul Robert Walker  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?big+men+big+country '''Big Men, Big Country'''] : A Collection of American Tall Tales  written by Paul Robert Walker  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?mike+fink+a+tall+tale '''Mike Fink : A Tall Tale'''] retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mike+fink+a+tall+tale '''Mike Fink : A Tall Tale'''] retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.
:Admirers of the *[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?pinkerton+kellogg Pinkerton] stories will see that *[http://www.stevenkellogg.com Kellogg] is an inspired illustrator/narrator for ''any'' tall tale.
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:Admirers of the *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?pinkerton+kellogg Pinkerton] stories will see that *[http://www.stevenkellogg.com Kellogg] is an inspired illustrator/narrator for ''any'' tall tale.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?osborne+american+tall+tales '''American Tall Tales'''] by Mary Pope Osborne  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?osborne+american+tall+tales '''American Tall Tales'''] by Mary Pope Osborne  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?calamity+jane+her+life+and+her+legend '''Calamity Jane : Her Life and Her Legend'''] by Doris Faber  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?calamity+jane+her+life+and+her+legend '''Calamity Jane : Her Life and Her Legend'''] by Doris Faber  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?some+of+the+adventures+of+rhode+island+red '''Some of the Adventures of Rhode Island Red''']  by Stephen Manes  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?some+of+the+adventures+of+rhode+island+red '''Some of the Adventures of Rhode Island Red''']  by Stephen Manes  
  
  
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===Africa===
 
===Africa===
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?adventures+of+aku '''The Adventures of Aku''']: Or, How it Came About That We Shall Always See Okra the Cat Lying on a Velvet Cushion, while Okraman the Dog Sleeps Among the Ashes  retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+aku '''The Adventures of Aku''']: Or, How it Came About That We Shall Always See Okra the Cat Lying on a Velvet Cushion, while Okraman the Dog Sleeps Among the Ashes  retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?ox+of+the+wonderful+horns '''The Ox of the Wonderful Horns'''], and Other African folktales retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ox+of+the+wonderful+horns '''The Ox of the Wonderful Horns'''], and Other African folktales retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?sycamore+tree+and+other+african+tales '''The Sycamore Tree and Other African Tales'''] retold by Lee Po  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sycamore+tree+and+other+african+tales '''The Sycamore Tree and Other African Tales'''] retold by Lee Po  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?river+that+went+to+the+sky '''The River That Went to the Sky'''] : Twelve Tales by African Storytellers / selected and edited by Mary Medlicott  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?river+that+went+to+the+sky '''The River That Went to the Sky'''] : Twelve Tales by African Storytellers / selected and edited by Mary Medlicott  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?ring+of+tricksters '''A Ring of Tricksters'''] : Animal Tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa  by Virginia Hamilton  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ring+of+tricksters '''A Ring of Tricksters'''] : Animal Tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa  by Virginia Hamilton  
  
 
===Middle East===
 
===Middle East===
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?arabian+nights+companion+irwin '''The Arabian Nights''']: a Companion / Robert Irwin.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?arabian+nights+companion+irwin '''The Arabian Nights''']: a Companion / Robert Irwin.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?fabled+cities+princes+and+jinn '''Fabled Cities, Princes, & Jinn from Arabic Myths and Legends'''] by Khairat Al-Saleh.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fabled+cities+princes+and+jinn '''Fabled Cities, Princes, & Jinn from Arabic Myths and Legends'''] by Khairat Al-Saleh.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?aladdin+and+other+tales+from+the+arabian+nights '''Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights''']  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?aladdin+and+other+tales+from+the+arabian+nights '''Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights''']  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?genies+meanies+and+magic+rings '''Genies, Meanies, and Magic Rings''']: Three Tales from The Arabian Nights / retold by Stephen Mitchell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?genies+meanies+and+magic+rings '''Genies, Meanies, and Magic Rings''']: Three Tales from The Arabian Nights / retold by Stephen Mitchell
  
 
===China===
 
===China===
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?pebbles+from+a+broken+jar '''Pebbles From a Broken Jar''']; Fables and Hero Stories from Old China retold by Frances Alexander.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pebbles+from+a+broken+jar '''Pebbles From a Broken Jar''']; Fables and Hero Stories from Old China retold by Frances Alexander.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?heaven's+reward '''Heaven's Reward''']: Fairy Tales from China  retold by Catherine Edwards Sadler  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?heaven's+reward '''Heaven's Reward''']: Fairy Tales from China  retold by Catherine Edwards Sadler  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?sweet+and+sour+tales+from+china '''Sweet and Sour : Tales from China''']  retold by Carol Kendall and Yao-wen Li  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sweet+and+sour+tales+from+china '''Sweet and Sour : Tales from China''']  retold by Carol Kendall and Yao-wen Li  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?girl+who+drew+a+phoenix '''The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix'''] by Demi
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?girl+who+drew+a+phoenix '''The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix'''] by Demi
  
 
===Japan===
 
===Japan===
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?three+strong+women '''Three Strong Women''']: A Tall Tale from Japan by Claus Stamm  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?three+strong+women '''Three Strong Women''']: A Tall Tale from Japan by Claus Stamm  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?tales+from+the+bamboo+grove '''Tales from the Bamboo Grove '''] by Yoko Kawashima Watkins  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tales+from+the+bamboo+grove '''Tales from the Bamboo Grove '''] by Yoko Kawashima Watkins  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?wise+old+woman '''The Wise Old Woman''']  retold by Yoshiko Uchida
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wise+old+woman '''The Wise Old Woman''']  retold by Yoshiko Uchida
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?badger+and+the+magic+fan '''The Badger and the Magic Fan''']: A Japanese Folktale  adapted by Tony Johnston
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?badger+and+the+magic+fan '''The Badger and the Magic Fan''']: A Japanese Folktale  adapted by Tony Johnston
  
 
===Native Americans===
 
===Native Americans===
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?why+the+north+star+stands+still '''Why the North Star Stands Still and Other Indian Legends''']  by William R. Palmer  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?why+the+north+star+stands+still '''Why the North Star Stands Still and Other Indian Legends''']  by William R. Palmer  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?between+earth+and+sky '''Between Earth & Sky''']: Legends of Native American Sacred Places  written by Joseph Bruchac  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?between+earth+and+sky '''Between Earth & Sky''']: Legends of Native American Sacred Places  written by Joseph Bruchac  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?boy+who+lived+with+the+bears '''The Boy Who Lived with the Bears, and Other Iroquois Stories''']  told by Joseph Bruchac  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?boy+who+lived+with+the+bears '''The Boy Who Lived with the Bears, and Other Iroquois Stories''']  told by Joseph Bruchac  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?boy+who+found+the+light '''The Boy Who Found the Light''']: Eskimo Folktales retold and illustrated with wood engravings by Dale DeArmond.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?boy+who+found+the+light '''The Boy Who Found the Light''']: Eskimo Folktales retold and illustrated with wood engravings by Dale DeArmond.
  
 
===France===
 
===France===
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?favorite+fairy+tales+told+in+france '''Favorite Fairy Tales Told in France'''] retold from Charles Perrault and other French storytellers  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?favorite+fairy+tales+told+in+france '''Favorite Fairy Tales Told in France'''] retold from Charles Perrault and other French storytellers  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?devil's+bridge '''The Devil's Bridge : A Legend'''] retold by Charles Scribner, Jr.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?devil's+bridge '''The Devil's Bridge : A Legend'''] retold by Charles Scribner, Jr.
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?devil's+tail '''The Devil's Tail''']: Based on an Old French Legend  by Nanine Valen  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?devil's+tail '''The Devil's Tail''']: Based on an Old French Legend  by Nanine Valen  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?little+juggler '''The Little Juggler''']; adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+juggler '''The Little Juggler''']; adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney  
  
 
===England===
 
===England===
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?adventures+robin+hood+williams '''The Adventures of Robin Hood'''] retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?adventures+robin+hood+williams '''The Adventures of Robin Hood'''] retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?hobyahs+souci '''The Hobyahs'''] by Robert D. San Souci  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hobyahs+souci '''The Hobyahs'''] by Robert D. San Souci  
  
 
===Germany===
 
===Germany===
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?cinderella+and+other+tales+by+the+brothers+grimm '''Cinderella, and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm'''] by  Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cinderella+and+other+tales+by+the+brothers+grimm '''Cinderella, and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm'''] by  Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?bremen+musicians+orgel '''The Bremen Town Musicians and Other Animal Tales from Grimm'''] retold by Doris Orgel  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?bremen+musicians+orgel '''The Bremen Town Musicians and Other Animal Tales from Grimm'''] retold by Doris Orgel  
  
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?hero+of+bremen '''The Hero of Bremen''']  retold by Margaret Hodges
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hero+of+bremen '''The Hero of Bremen''']  retold by Margaret Hodges
  
  

Latest revision as of 14:05, 29 June 2009

Article in Juvenile Fiction, Folklore,Big Read, and Diversity categories.

Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature defines a tall tale as a story that depicts an extravagantly exaggerated wild adventure. Typical tall tales explain the origins of natural areas, like lakes, mountains, and canyons or recount superhuman exploits. The following titles are meant to be helpful guides in the telling of your own tall tale for the 2009 Big Read.

Have fun!


Traditional Tall Tales

Admirers of the *Pinkerton stories will see that *Kellogg is an inspired illustrator/narrator for any tall tale.


Folk Tales From Around the World

Africa

  • The Adventures of Aku: Or, How it Came About That We Shall Always See Okra the Cat Lying on a Velvet Cushion, while Okraman the Dog Sleeps Among the Ashes retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
  • A Ring of Tricksters : Animal Tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa by Virginia Hamilton

Middle East

China

  • Heaven's Reward: Fairy Tales from China retold by Catherine Edwards Sadler

Japan

Native Americans

France

England

Germany