Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tall: Great American Folktales : A Review

Tall is a wonderful retelling of the tall tales of my youth. Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed each take on their bigger than life roles in more ways that I could recall from my youth. The fun retelling of these stories is not just for kids, but for all of us that have grew up with these characters as part of our childhood.

Each of the four stories has it’s roots in the stories we grew up with, but then they are expanded beyond the historic tales passed down to us from our parents and grandparents through story and song. Paul Bunyan is given credit for creating the Golden Plains of Kansas, the Grand Canyon, the greatest of the Great Lakes, the Smoky Mountains, and the bayous of the American South, and the Land of 10,000 Lakes (hey, I remember that one).

Take a trip down memory lane - and share that journey with the children of today. Remember the fantasy that became the folk lore of a previous generation and don’t let it get lost in this one. Tall:Great American Folktales is a wonderful way to carry on those stories.

This review is based on a
free electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher
for the purpose of creating this review.

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