Tall tales are like legends but with a twist of humor.
Folk stories about real or imaginary people. Based in some fact but much is embellished. Legends are………..
It’s hard to tell where the facts stop and the imagination takes over. They come to us by word of mouth. About Legends...
As the story is repeated, it may be elaborated until it becomes a
Beyond a legend Each country has its own folk heroes who exemplify the character traits its people value. These stories are a combination of history, myth and fact. In America, we call these stories……..`
Consist of folk heroes who exemplify the character traits that its people value. Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, and Daniel Boone were real people but their stories made them larger than life. American Tall T ales
Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, and Mike Fink were mythical men but their feats of brawn and muscle were required to help develop America. American Tall Tales
These folk heroes were created by people who needed idols and symbols of strength to build a new country - They exaggerated the size and deeds of these heroes. Heroes like American Tall Tales
John Henry...Steel Driven’ Man
The heroes and heroines of tall tales are the mightiest, strongest, most daring lumberjacks, railroad workers, coal miners, steel workers, or whatever was needed to make America great. American Tall Tales
The humor adds zest to the harsh life of hard labor that many Americans were experiencing in the 1800’s. The exaggerated humor adds zest to the harsh life of hard labor that many Americans were experiencing in the 1800’s. American Tall Tales
Tall tales are a part of our history and a part of our literature... part of our literature.... American Tall Tales
Enjoy some of the Tall Tales our library has to offer: Pecos Bill Paul Bunyan Sally Ann Thunder
Characters as unique as the country that inspired them. Characters as unique as the country that inspired them. Library Lil Big Men, Big Country John Henry Johnny Appleseed Old Stormalong