Sweet land of story thirty-six American tales to tell

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Published by August House in Little Rock, AR .

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About the Edition

Thirty-six true, tall, and traditional tales, primarily from the nineteenth century or earlier, selected by a professional storyteller and divided by the region of the United States from which they originated.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statement[compiled by] Pleasant DeSpain ; illustrated by Don Bell.
GenreCollections., Literary collections.
ContributionsDeSpain, Pleasant., Bell, Don, 1935- ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ5 .S975 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6792059M
ISBN 100874835690, 087483600X
LC Control Number00056543

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