American Tall Tales

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100029028
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792784999
Narrator/s: Scott Snively
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This superb collection of larger-than-life folk heroes aptly represents America's robust early days, perfectly capturing the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness. Author Mary Pope Osborne supplies a fascinating introduction to each tale and then gives her own original twist to the telling of it. Get ready for an unforgettable listen as actor Scott Snively takes you on a wild ride from sea to shining sea!

Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2011

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Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
Product Number EB00160372
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307982599

Professional reviews

"Tall tales are that captivating genre of literature in which geography, forces of nature, and strong characters converge. The likes of Stormalong, the three-fathoms-tall sailor; Mose, the tireless New York firefighter; and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, master tamer of rattlesnakes and men, simultaneously entertain and explain the shaping of the American psyche. In this fine recording, Osborne has selected American greats and, from each body of adventure, timeless episodes. With his talent for regional accents, Scott Snively takes the listener directly to that part of the United States and creates vivid characters. The listener is on the Great Plains as Swedish farmer Febold Feboldson lures settlers with his schemes to tame Mother Nature. In Maine the listener feels Paul Bunyan's sadness each time civilization forces him to a new wilderness. Interludes of period harmonica music complete this delightful listening package. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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