Wiley and the Hairy Man
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Wiley and the Hairy Man

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by Molly Bang

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School Library Journal - 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.|

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5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
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5 - 7 Years

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Wiley and the Hairy Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Drama_MamaCA More than 1 year ago
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.