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Paul Bunyan, a tall tale
Kellogg, Steven.
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Publication Information:
New York : Mulberry Books, 1987.

Physical Description:
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Recounts the life of the extraordinary lumberjack whose unusual size and strength brought him many fantastic adventures.
Reading Level:
1030 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.7 0.5 9134.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.8 2 Quiz: 08923 Guided reading level: O.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PZ8.1.K3 PAU 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales

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A funny retelling of the tallest of tall tales, the rollicking adventures of Paul Bunyan and his great blue ox, paired with the extravegant and lively illustrations of Steven Kellogg. Perfect for read-alouds full of laughter!

Do you know who was the largest baby ever born in the state of Maine? What about who dug the Great Lakes? Or who gouged out the Grand Canyon? Why, it was Paul Bunyan, of course, America's finest, fastest, funniest lumberman and favorite folktale hero!

In this engaging tale, beloved children's author Steven Kellogg combines exuberant illustrations with a hysterical text to creat a truly legendary tale.

Author Notes

Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy.

Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton!

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Ages 4-6. This tall tale, adapted by Kellogg, is a hilarious feature on the PBS show ``Reading Rainbow.''