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Tall Tales

Tall Tales
A Tall Tale is a story with unbelievable elements. The heroes in tall tales are "larger than life." Tall Tales and 'Legends are similar, but Tall Tales are usually more outrageous, and many of them have no true element in them.There are so many wonderful tall tales in our libraries.Below is just a sample:

The adventures of Granny Clearwater and Little Critter, by Kimberly Willis Holtadventures.jpg

Apples to Oregon: being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, plums, grapes 
and cherries (and children) across the plains, by Deborah Hopkinson 

Cut from the same cloth: American women in myth, legend and tall tale,collected and retold by Robert San Souci

Levi Strauss gets a bright idea: a fairly fabricated story of a pair of pants, by Tony Johnston

Library Lil, by Suzanne Williamslibrarylil.jpg

Lies and other tall tales, collected by Zora Neale Hurston 

A million fish... more or less, by Pat McKissack

Pecos Bill: a tall tale, by Steven Kelloggpecos.jpg

Swamp angel, by Anne Isaacs