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Johnny Kaw

Author : Devin Scillian
ISBN : 9781627530064
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Five minutes after his birth, Johnny Kaw is over six feet tall and still growing. When he outgrows his crib and even their town, his parents decide to move west where "little" Johnny can have plenty of room to play. After the family crosses the wide Missouri River to Kansas, Johnny sits down to play with his dog. His bottom ends up making the valley where his family will settle. And when Johnny clears stones from a field so his father can plow, he ends up creating the Rocky Mountains in the process. The legendary folk hero shapes the state's landscape by carving out valleys and creating prairies with his bare hands. Why, he even takes on a tornado when it threatens the family farm. Kansas native Devin Scillian spins a rollicking, rhyming yarn based on the tall tale of Johnny Kaw. Comedic, exaggerated artwork from artist Brad Sneed brings this character to BIG life.

Johnny Kaw

Author : Jerri Garretson
ISBN : 1466350385
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In this tall tale, larger-than-life Johnny Kaw creates the land of Kansas by lopping off the tops of hills, digging the riverbeds, planting wheat, and creating the pioneer trails.


Author : Charles Fredeen
ISBN : 0822540827
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the history, geography, people, industries, and other highlights of Kansas.

Rip Van Winkle And The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Classic Reprint

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 1330713028
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Excerpt from Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow The speciality of this edition consists in the illustrations by Gordon Browne, and these speak for themselves. The text is divided into pages of various sizes, in order that the passages illustrated may come directly op. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Mythical West

Author : Richard W. Slatta
ISBN : 9781576071519
Genre : History
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This cultural journey down memory lane showcases how major Western figures, events, and places have been portrayed in folk legends, art, literature, and popular culture. * 145 A–Z entries ranging from Kit Carson and Woody Guthrie to Hispanics in Western Films and Ansel Adams, each with a bibliography * Over 40 photos, drawings, and reproductions of posters * 20 contributors including scholars and other experts * Extensive bibliography of books and websites providing expanded research on a myriad of topics related to the western U.S.

Tall Tales

Author : Source: Wikipedia
ISBN : 1233120786
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Jedediah Smith, Baron M nchhausen, Wild Bill Hickok, Casey Jones, Calamity Jane, John Henry, Molly Pitcher, Tall tale, Mike Fink, Jim Bridger, Antonine Barada, Venture Smith, Speewah, Joe Magarac, Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, Cordwood Pete, Johnny Kaw, Big Joe Mufferaw, John Troyer, Mose Humphrey, Tony Beaver, Febold Feboldson. Excerpt: Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 - September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the settled part of the Thirteen Colonies. This region legally belonged to both the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the American Indian Tribes at the time. Despite some resistance from American Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first English-speaking settlements west of the Appalachians. Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 European people migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone. Boone was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War (1775 - 82), which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the European settlers and the British-aided Native Americans. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778, who after a while adopted him into their tribe. Later, he left the Indians and returned to Boonesborough in order to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia. Boone was elected to the first of his thre...

Sitting At The Feet Of The Past

Author : Gary D. Schmidt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000106901
Genre : Fiction
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Must a folktale be connected to its culture? Can a tale with universal applications be transmitted from one culture to another without loss? Does a teller from one culture have the ability--or even the right--to relate a tale from another culture? What happens to a tale when it leaves the oral and adult arenas and appears in print for children? Is it legitimate for a reteller to create variants to suit a child audience? Children's literature is today the major conduit for folklore, and professionals in the field must consider these questions. Editors Gary Schmidt and Donald Hettinga have brought together twenty-three writers of children's literature, illustrators, storytellers, and literary critics, who explore the issues and offer their experiences and views. The scope of the volume is the North American folktale, a rich amalgam of four major distinct traditions: the Native American folktale, the African American folktale, the retold Western European folktale, and the American tall tale. Each tradition is separately presented with an introductory survey and a selection of essays by the writers and critics. This focused collection will be valuable to scholars and professions in folklore, anthropology, American literature, and children's literature and useful also as a text in courses on children's literature and folklore.

Pecos Bill

Author : James Cloyd Bowman
ISBN : 9781590172247
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Relates some of the legends of Pecos Bill, from the moment he bounced out of his family's covered wagon to the day his long-lost brother appears and explains that Bill is not like the coyotes that have raised him.


Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN : 1442406461
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th-century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over their heads: They’ve landed in the wrong time period. Andrea doesn’t seem that interested in leaving the past. And even worse, it appears that someone has deliberately sabotaged their mission....

Heritage Of Kansas

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ISBN : IND:30000108624275
Genre : Folklore
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