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Title:
A treasury of North American folktales
Uniform Title:
QPB treasury of North American folktales.
ISBN:
9780393047417
Publication Information:
New York : Norton, [1999]
Physical Description:
xx, 380 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents:
The boy of the red sky -- What makes Brer Wasp have a short patience -- Opossum steals fire -- Light -- Ojeeg, the summer maker -- Powerful changed -- The star husband -- The dog-rib legend of Ithenhiela -- Man, the burro, and the dog -- Possum, turtle and the wolves -- Getting common sense -- Ouiot and frog -- How to tell a story -- Ab Yancey's squirrel-hunt -- Tall hunting tale -- The dog who could walk on water -- Old gawge and the ninety and nine -- Uncle Swain -- The trained trout -- A trip to the moon -- The snake-bit hoe handle -- Uncle Billy Hallock's yarn -- I wish I could tell a lie -- Remarks made at the Hatchet Club -- Frontier brags -- California -- Annie Oakley makes her name -- Davy Crockett -- The Colonel Swallows a thunderbolt -- David Crockett meets a bear -- Mike Fink meets David Crockett -- The ballad of Casey Jones -- Johnny Appleseed -- The cherry tree legend -- Belle Starr -- Judge Roy Bean's necktie justice -- Wild Bill Hickock's duel with Dave Tutt -- Stackalee -- The birth of Paul Bunyan -- Babe the blue ox -- Pipeline days -- Paul's popcorn -- Paul Bunyan takes care of mosquitoes -- Cal Bunyan's Ireland, Jerusalem, Australia & southern Indiana railroad -- The birth of John Henry -- Annie Christmas -- The saga of Pecos Bill -- Looking for trouble -- The bird that was ashamed of its feet -- A boy and his donkey -- Brer Possum's dilemma -- The red rag under the churn -- The two wagoners -- Annancy and the Yam Hills -- Words of wisdom -- The golden rain -- Why men have to work -- Abundle of troubles -- The robe -- Brother Rabbit breaks up a party -- Tio Conejo and the hurricane -- Coyote tricks the white man -- Big John the conqueror -- Jack and the giants' new ground -- The boy that was foolish-wise -- The Arkansas traveler -- The yankee peddler -- How Pedro Urdemalas got into and out of heaven -- Bobtail and the devil -- The three sillies -- Two tales of foolish John -- Fido est mort (Fido is dead) -- The devil and the Lord dividing sould -- Pat and the devil -- The riddle test -- Jean Sotte and the riddle Jean Sot and bull's milk -- The mule egg -- The $50,000 racehorse -- Jim Baker's bluejay yarn -- The killer mosquitoes -- The yankee peddler and the innkeeper -- The girl that married a flop-eared hound-dog -- The Algonquin Cinderella -- La Cenicienta huasteca -- Fabiano and Reyes -- A bunch of laurel blooms for a present -- The toadfrog -- Old black-oak knows best -- Hard of hearing -- Farmer Smith and Ma'am Jones -- Strawberries -- Lovers' retreat -- Poke-O'-moonshine -- A tale of love -- The haunted house -- Marie Jolie -- Sammy and his fiddle -- Tom Dunn's dance on rag rock -- Whickey-whack, into my sack -- The grouse girl -- Aunt Tucky -- The yellow ribbon -- The ghost of Jean Lafitte -- The weeping woman -- La Llorona teaches ahippie a lesson -- A pretty girl in the road -- The spectre bride.
Summary:
This book's contents range from Native American love stories to Davy Crockett's account of killing a bear with a knife, from Brer Rabbit's mischief to Johnny Appleseed's good dees, from hilarious yarns about mosquitoes to eerie encounters with the devil.
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This book's contents range from Native American love stories to Davy Crockett's account of killing a bear with a knife, from Brer Rabbit's mischief to Johnny Appleseed's good deeds, from hilarious yarns about mosquitoes to eerie encounters with the devil.