Spiders In The Hairdo

Spiders In The Hairdo

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by David Hold, Bill Mooney
     
 

This collection of urban myths assembles 50 brief stories from modern oral tradition. Commonly attributed to FOAFs (friend of a friend), they are intriguing and often frightening tales passed along in casual conversation. These tales are the substance of modern folklore, an evolving treasury of narratives. From the famous Vanishing Hitchhiker to incredulous tales

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This collection of urban myths assembles 50 brief stories from modern oral tradition. Commonly attributed to FOAFs (friend of a friend), they are intriguing and often frightening tales passed along in casual conversation. These tales are the substance of modern folklore, an evolving treasury of narratives. From the famous Vanishing Hitchhiker to incredulous tales of alligators in the New York City sewer system these stories still live in our collective imagination.

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Library Journal
This modest collection of urban myths assembles 50 brief stories from modern oral tradition. Commonly attributed to FOAFs (friend of a friend), they are intriguing and often frightening tales passed along in casual conversation. These tales are the substance of modern folklore, an evolving treasury of evanescent narratives. From the famous Vanishing Hitchhiker to incredulous tales of alligators in the New York City sewer system, these stories are alive in the modern information dynamicnewspapers, hearsay, Internet exchanges, schlock movies. The authors have collaborated on three books, two audiotapes, and three two-man performances, and their work has appeared on PBS. Entries are grouped into such self-explanatory chapters as, Say What? Language Barriers and Scams and Conspiracy Theories. An amusing anthology of our collective imagination, fears, and humor, this is a book for all audiences: young, old, scholarly, and just curious.Richard K. Burns, MSLS, Hatboro, PA
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-These modern tales with a twist, narrated by David Holt and Dick Hyman, are funny, scary and weird. Music by jazz great Dick Hyman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874835250
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 14 Years

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