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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Narrator: Scott Snively Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538466223
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This superb collection of larger-than-life folk heroes aptly represents America’s robust early days, perfectly capturing the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness. Author Mary Pope Osborne supplies a fascinating introduction to each tale and then gives her own original twist to the telling of it. Get ready for an unforgettable listen as actor Scott Snively takes you on a wild ride from sea to shining sea!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “American folk heroes of the nineteenth century spring to life in these splendidly retold sagas…Osborne’s reputation as a gifted raconteur is reaffirmed in this compendium, which retells the legends of familiar figures as well as lesser known personalities”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In this fine recording, Osborne has selected American greats and, from each body of adventure, timeless episodes. With his talent for regional accents, Scott Snively takes the listener directly to that part of the United States and creates vivid characters.”


  • “The rip-roaring action, broad humor, and colorful language of the convention are all here, but the violence is kept to a minimum and the laughs aren’t at anyone’s expense, except perhaps the subjects, who feel rather foolish on occasion…[A] superlative offering.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[The] stories are thoroughly engaging. The exaggerated humor will have children eager to turn the pages for one more story.”

    Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Holck | 1/17/2014

    " I forgot about Paul Bunyan, Tom Henry, Johnny Appleseed...! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/15/2013

    " Ah the american tall tales, larger than life and always fun to revist on occasion! Still have to say Johnny Appleseed and John Henry are still my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 10/8/2013

    " Bizarre, but hilarious. Very cute, with great illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/11/2013

    " I decided I don't like American tall tales as much as I like midieval tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Hayden | 7/26/2013

    " Another fun read aloud. My girls love tall tales, especially when I make them up, but when I run dry of creativity, these old standbys not only entertain them, but give me new ideas for my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 5/17/2013

    " hilarious characters and old favorites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 11/19/2012

    " This was a nice supplement to our study of American history (we're learning about explorers, mountain men, and American legends). The audio version had a lively and animated narrator. Even though the book recommends this for kids 9+, my younger kids enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vconner | 8/20/2012

    " Great book to read to your children or classroom. It's a fun way to introduce the legends and heroes in a Classic way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brynn | 7/22/2012

    " I love tall tales! I read some with my 3/4 class today and they were really engaged and asking for more! "

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About the Author
Author Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the bestselling Magic Tree House series, and she works with her husband Will and her sister Natalie on the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folktales, and works of historical fiction. Many of her books have been named on best-books lists.