Wiley and the Hairy Man

( 1 )
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Wiley and his dogs go to the swamp to cut some bamboo to build a hen roost. His mother warns him to be careful or the Hairy Man might get him. In this adaptation of an American folk tale by Molly Bang (S&S, 1996), Wiley outsmarts the Hairy Man three times. As the legend goes, if you outsmart the Hairy Man three times he can no longer bother you. The first time Wiley tricks Hairy Man into changing into a possum and throws him into the river. The second time Wiley tricks Hairy Man and the dogs chase him out of the woods. Wiley and his mother realize that they will need to be very clever to outsmart Hairy Man the third time. With his mother's help, Wiley tricks the conjure man one last time and they never see him again. The folk music background and sound effects add dimension to the presentation. The narration by Robin Miles is clear, and she uses many different voices to capture the audience's attention. This recording of Bang's suspenseful yet funny book will entertain even the most reluctant readers. School and public libraries looking for good trickster tales will want to add this to their collections.-Ginny Harrell, William McGarrah Elementary School, Morrow, GA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416998433
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 5/11/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 66
  • Sales rank: 525,388
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:


    I'm so glad to see this back in print! One of my favorite stories. Great for read-aloud. I never get tired of reading it. I give a copy to every child in my life. Clever pictures and story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)