Dewey: 398

Tall: Great American Folktales (Paperback)

by Martin Powell , Sean Tulien , Stephanie True Peters

Stone Arch Books
Four larger-than-life American folktales come alive in this collection of comics from award-winning creators and rising stars! The tall tales include Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed.

Reading Level: 1-3
Interest Level: 3-6

ISBN:  9781434240682 / 1-4342-4068-1
Publisher:  Stone Arch Books
Brand:  Graphic Spin
Copyright: 2012
Language: English
Page Count:  144
Page Dimensions:  6 5/8 x 10 1/4
Binding:  Paperback

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No Flying No Tights blog - Whitney

Collecting the tall tales of four American legends, Tall: Great American Folktales provides a full-color, visual entrypoint for young readers either just learning about these heroes or who are looking for more. . . .The tales are quick to read and accessible for an elementary school audience...

October 23, 2012

Good Comics for Kids blog, School Library Journal - Esther Keller

...delightfully and humorously told for readers of all ages, with illustrations that could come from a Saturday morning cartoon. Young readers will delight in stories they might or might not know. . . .An excellent choice for librarians and parents looking to give their kids a little something different to read.

August 15, 2012

The Unshelved Book Club - Gene Ambaum

An anthology of American folktales told in comics format. Paul Bunyan’s footprints become Minnesota’s ten thousand lakes, Pecos Bill lassos a twister, John Henry out-tunnels a mechanical drill, and Johnny Appleseed does a lot of planting. . . .The art is different for each tale, but all use the comics format in pleasant ways. My favorite was the Paul Bunyan story with its bright colors, extremely cartoony drawings, and details I don’t remember from reading the stories previously: the Seven Ax-men named Elmer and Sport the Reversible Dog.

August 24, 2012

Reading Today Online - Barbara A. Ward, Washington State University Pullman

With their exaggeration and humor, tall tales can have high reader appeal since they contain enough credible material to be believed as well as elements that leave readers shaking their head in disbelief. This graphic version of four classic American tall tales serves up Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed deliciously. . . .This title will certainly spark interest in more folktales and might even prompt some budding writers to create their own. Readers will enjoy how the stories stand alone with unique interpretations, partly derived from how they are told but also from their illustrations.

June 12, 2013

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