ERIC Number: EJ586311
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
American Hyperbole: The Tall Tale.
Pavonetti, Linda M.; Combs, Christine M.
Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, v12 n2 p37-42 Win 1999
Discusses the historic derivation and the format and characteristics of traditional tall tales, and modern adaptations of these stories. Describes a selection of tall tales for modern young adult readers; notes titles and authors of original tall tales and those with female heroes. Discusses the enduring appeal of traditional and modern tall tales. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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