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Spiders in the Hairdo: Modern Urban Legends
     

Spiders in the Hairdo: Modern Urban Legends

by David Hold, Bill Mooney
 

Hey, did you hear the one about the lady who had her beehive hairdo sprayed so hard that spiders started to nest in it? Of course you did, it happened to your next-door neighbor's cousin. Or was it your cousin's next-door neighbor?

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Hey, did you hear the one about the lady who had her beehive hairdo sprayed so hard that spiders started to nest in it? Of course you did, it happened to your next-door neighbor's cousin. Or was it your cousin's next-door neighbor?

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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:
9780874835731
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
4.74(w) x 7.27(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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