??This book includes instructions for writing a tall tale. It begins with what writing supplies to gather then shows examples of tall tales. It then addresses good word choice and possible publication. The book ends by showing other tall tales and referring a future writer to the FactHound web site. As part of the "Write Your Own" series, the book contains many side bars, excerpts from current authors, and a time line at the bottom of the pages. This book provides examples from Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Davy Crockett; it would make a nice introduction to some currently written tall tales. However, it is somewhat confusing about which age group might use this book best. The photographs of young writers suggest the book is for middle school or high school freshmen writers but many of the authors mentioned publish in a picture book format. This book could be used to encourage writing but some of the illustrations from picture books may discourage young adults seriously considering the book. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
Writing tips and activities to help readers become writers of tall tales.
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Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota.
Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.
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