Whoppers: Tall Tales and Other Lies

by Alvin Schwartz (Compiler)

Other authorsGlen Rounds (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1975

Status

Available

Local notes

398.2 Sch

Collection

Publication

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (1975), Edition: 1st, 127 pages

Description

A collection of tall tales involving animals, the weather, narrow escapes, and many other topics.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

127 p.; 6.25 x 0.75 inches

ISBN

0397315759 / 9780397315758

Barcode

3891

User reviews

LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
At first blush this is just a cheap children's paperback. ¬†However, the illustrations are delightful, the organization is helpful, and there are 24 (!!) pages of valuable addendum. ¬†I learned that Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, and other characters are fakelore" (a word credited to scholar Richard M. Dorson), created by known authors, often for purposes of advertising, rather than true folklore, as they "do not arise out of human needs and experience.""… (more)

Pages

127

Rating

(7 ratings; 4)
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