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ERIC Number: EJ555366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1063-5092
Yee-e-e-Haw!: Tall Tales.
Jordan, Anne Devereaux
Teaching and Learning Literature with Children and Young Adults, v6 n3 p13-20 Jan-Feb 1997
Outlines the characteristics of "tall tales." Fills in the historical background of tall tales, from the ancient myth of Gilgamesh to Baron Munchausen, the closest European progenitor of American tall tales. Opines that tall tales appear to have been created as a response to challenges posed by building a new nation. Lists 11 characteristics of tall tales. (PA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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