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From the Publisher"It is rare to find a reference title that is both informative and fun to read. But ABC-CLIO's recently-published Encyclopedia of Urban Legends fits the bill on both counts. . . . There is nothing quite like it."
Against the Grain
"Delightful for browsing by general readers, this work is also a fine source for folklore students and researchers. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries."
"Fills a gap between traditional folklore and stories of popular culture. It should be popular at the junior-high-school level and up."
"Each individual legend entry summarizes the story in an interesting, readable way (that almost makes you want to sit down and read this cover to cover), provides the background or genesis of the legend, and has cross references to other topics in this volume and references to print material on the topic. . . .This easy-to-use, authoritative work will get more use than less expensive, less scholarly works. . . . The way he has combined information about specific individual legends, broader information about topics, and solid information about scholarship makes this a first choice for public and academic libraries with interest in this area."
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