Great American Folklore: Legends, Tales, Ballads & Superstitions from All Across America compiled by Kemp P. Battle [1986 HARDCOVER]

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Great American Folklore - Legends, Tales, Ballads and Superstitions from All Across America by Kemp P. Battle with illustrations by John M. Battle


Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. 

Dust jacket has one sealed edge tear to upper rear; otherwise looks new. 

Book itself is mint and unread with some bumping to boards at edges of spine. 

Great American Folklore gathers together nearly three hundred of the most entertaining legends, tall tales, and ballads from America's distinctive oral heritage. In these pages you'll find old favorites like Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed, and legendary historic figures such as Annie Oakley, Wyatt Earp, and Davy Crockett, not to mention a host of less familiar folk heroes and heroines from all across the nation.

This is a book that will make you laugh and remember. It's filled with outrageously colorful characters: explorers and wayfarers, gamblers and boasters, cowboys and outlaws, preachers and politicians. In page after page we get an exhilarating look at pioneer life, at love and marriage, at gunslingers, Indian legends, ghosts, and witches. Perhaps you will find the riddles and rhymes of your own childhood, and you are certain to find all the old, familiar superstitions.

And finally, Great American Folklore is a compendium of those American tall tales, those exuberant whoppers, that folks love to tell around the warmth of a country stove. Here is a volume that will appeal to all ages and will give the whole family hours of reading pleasure. It's an unparalleled collection of much-loved Americana.