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Wiley and the Hairy Man: Adapted from an American Folk Tale
     

Wiley and the Hairy Man: Adapted from an American Folk Tale

by Molly Garrett Bang
 

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In this adaptation of a southern folktale, a young Bayou boy plays David to a Goliath of a scary creature who threatens all who come to his swampy home. An ALA Notable Children's Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Book Review Outstanding Children's Book of the Year.

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In this adaptation of a southern folktale, a young Bayou boy plays David to a Goliath of a scary creature who threatens all who come to his swampy home. An ALA Notable Children's Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Book Review Outstanding Children's Book of the Year.

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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.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606035064
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
08/01/1987
Series:
Ready-to-Read Series

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