Please consult the Teacher Bibliography for the following authors who are recommended for students as well: Aesop, Andersen, Chesnutt, Grimm and Hurstan.
Tall Tale America
. New York: McCann Inc., Pub., 1944. A legendary history of our humorous American heroes.
The Real Book of American Tall Tales
. New York: Garden City Books by arrangement with Franklin Watts, Inc., 1952. American whoppers retold for fun reading.
. New York: Richard W. Baron, 1969. Stories from the cities and villages of Africa, and from the street corners stoops, porches, bars and barber shops of America.
McCormick, Dell, J.
Paul Bunyan Swings His Ax
. Wisconsin: E. M. Hale and Co. by arrangement with Caxton Printers, LTD., 1955. Large print and illustrations make these Paul Bunyan stories easy to read.
Miller, Olive Beaupre.
Heroes, Outlaws and Funny Fellows.
New York: The Junior Literary Guild and Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc., 1939. These stories tell of characters from New England to New Mexico.
American Tall Tales.
New York: The Viking Press, 1966. The tall tales include seven of the favorite heroes and add Pittsburg’s Joe Magarac, steelmaker.
Paul Bunyan and His Great Blue Ox.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1954. Another good Paul Bunyan book with some challenging vocabulary.