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Title:
The Catskill witch and other tales of the Hudson Valley.
Author:
McMurry, James, 1941-
Personal Author:
Edition:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
[Syracuse, N.Y.] : Syracuse University Press, 1974.
Physical Description:
viii, 156 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The Catskill witch.--The culprit Fay.--Pokepsie.--The baker's dozen.--The Ramapo salamander.--The Saranac wizard.--Tjerck.--The old red tavern.--The man who found a wife.--The terrible ogress of Claverack.--Anthony's nose.--Wipple the carpenter.--The high hill ogre.--The children of Kinderhook.--Wigglenose and Eyesore.
ISBN:
9780815601050
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A collection of 18 folk tales illustrated with 14 full page drawings by Jeffrey Jones. Published by Syracuse University Press in 1974 it has been out of print for many years. Sixteen stories about the Catskill Witch, the Saranac Wizard, Jurries the Goat Boy, Anthony's nose, Whipple the Carpenter, the Rampo Salamander, to name a few.Tales that concern all manner of magic creatures from witch to elf and ogre, plus spirits attributed to the Pequot and Saranac Indians. Usually the magic worked is mischief of one kind or another, the result of man's folly or disrespect for higher beings.


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