Paul Bunyan
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Paul Bunyan

by Esther Shephard, Rockwell Kent
     
 

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Paul Bunyan was never "stumped," and no job was ever too big for him and his blue ox to handle. From Michigan to Minnesota, from North Dakota to the Pacific Northwest, wherever Paul went, he liked to do things in a big way.

In Esther Shepard's classic collection, originally published in 1924 and now available in this handsome new edition, the Paul Bunyan stories

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Paul Bunyan was never "stumped," and no job was ever too big for him and his blue ox to handle. From Michigan to Minnesota, from North Dakota to the Pacific Northwest, wherever Paul went, he liked to do things in a big way.

In Esther Shepard's classic collection, originally published in 1924 and now available in this handsome new edition, the Paul Bunyan stories are superbly told in folksy narrative and robustly illustrated with Rockwell Kent's line drawings. These twenty-one tales about the super lumberjack are a unique American contribution to the world's folklore.

Includes an introduction by the author.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This is authentic folklore, probably the one well-rounded folk tale America has developed . . . Besides being good fun, [it] neatly caps the point that American humor is at bottom exaggeration."--Independent

"If you want the Paul Bunywan cycle as lumberjacks tell the stories, with a humorous faith in them, with the smell of the white pine timber in them, Mrs. Shephard is your author."--New York Herald and Tribune Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152058579
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
496,295
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


ESTHER SHEPHARD (1891-1975) was an educator as well as a writer whose works included several books and many plays. Making her home in Washington State, she heard the Paul Bunyan stories from loggers firsthand.

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