Paul Bunyan

 
Cover: Paul Bunyan Spread: Paul Bunyan
 
 

This truly tall tale weaves the story of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his beloved bovine companion, Babe.

Table of Contents

  • Beyond the Story
  • About the Author
  • About the Illustrator

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: 398.2
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Reinforced book (9781614732112): 7.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2013
  • Hosted ebook (9781623232177): 7.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2013
  • Subject: Language Arts
  • Series: American Tall Tales

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 3
  • Lexile® Measure: 890
  • Guided Reading Level: T
  • ATOS Reading Level: 4.4
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 152919
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Reviews

A Review of "American Tall Tales" in Library Media Connection

Tall tales are a form of storytelling focused on characters who have been made bigger than life, providing entertainment and sometimes history. These tall tales are retold in an appealing manner, each is told as a narrative that draws the reader into the story. The language is simple and the illustrations enhance the text. ‘Beyond the Story’ at the end of each book provides background on tall tales, specifically the featured characters. This series is very child-friendly and appealing. Tall tales are an important genre and this series belongs in the school library. [Editor’s Note: Available in e-book format.]

A Review of "American Tall Tales" in School Library Journal

York introduces four American folk heroes with storytelling flair, accompanied by eye-catching illustrations. The highlights of the characters’ stories are recounted in a folksy vernacular, well suited to helping readers imagine the oral tradition from which the tales came. The lots of text to few images ratio makes them better choices for solo reading than classroom sharing, but their approachability may make them accessible for lap reading for those too young to manage the tales on their own. York’s excellent history and critical-thinking sections follow each story, helping students examine what parts of these stories are exaggerations and which might be based on fact. A great beginning set.

Contributors

Author: M. J. York

M. J. York has an undergraduate degree in English and history and a master's degree in library science. M. J. lives in Minnesota and works as a children's-book editor. She has always been fascinated by myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world.

Illustrator: Michael Garland

Michael Garland is a best-selling author and illustrator with thirty books to his credit. He has received numerous awards and his recent book, Miss Smith and the Haunted Library, made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Michael has illustrated for celebrity authors such as James Patterson and Gloria Estefan, and his book Christmas Magic has become a season classic. Michael lives in New York with his family.

 

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