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AMERICAN TALL TALES

by | Read by Scott Snively

Children Ages 8+ • 2.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1991

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 [Published: APR/MAY 02]

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Formats

Book pak • Audio Bookshelf • 2002

CS ISBN 188333277X $17.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 1883332818 $24.95 • Two CDs

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