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    QPB treasury of North American folktales / edited by Catherine Peck ; introduction by Charles Johnson ; illustrations by Rosemary Fox.
    New York : Quality Paperback Book Club, 1998.
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  • ISBN: 
    0965068078
    9780965068079
    RDA Types: 
    volume
    Genre: 
    Folk literature.
    Fiction.
    Folk literature.
    Fiction.
    Description: 
    xx, 380 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
    Contents: 
    The boy of the red sky -- What makes Brer Wasp have a short patience -- Opossum steals fire -- Light -- Ojeeg, the summer maker -- Powerful changed -- The star husband -- The dog-rib legend of Ithenhiela -- Man, the burro, and the dog -- Possum, turtle and the wolves -- Getting common sense -- Ouiot and frog -- How to tell a story -- Ab Yancey's squirrel-hunt -- Tall hunting tale -- The dog who could walk on water -- Old gawge and the ninety and nine -- Uncle Swain -- The trained trout -- A trip to the moon -- The snake-bit hoe handle -- Uncle Billy Hallock's yarn -- I wish I could tell a lie -- Remarks made at the Hatchet Club -- Frontier brags -- California -- Annie Oakley makes her name -- Davy Crockett -- The Colonel Swallows a thunderbolt -- David Crockett meets a bear -- Mike Fink meets David Crockett -- The ballad of Casey Jones -- Johnny Appleseed -- The cherry tree legend -- Belle Starr -- Judge Roy Bean's necktie justice -- Wild Bill Hickock's duel with Dave Tutt -- Stackalee -- The birth of Paul Bunyan -- Babe the blue ox -- Pipeline days -- Paul's popcorn -- Paul Bunyan takes care of mosquitoes -- Cal Bunyan's Ireland, Jerusalem, Australia & southern Indiana railroad -- The birth of John Henry -- Annie Christmas -- The saga of Pecos Bill -- Looking for trouble -- The bird that was ashamed of its feet -- A boy and his donkey -- Brer Possum's dilemma -- The red rag under the churn -- The two wagoners -- Annancy and the Yam Hills -- Words of wisdom -- The golden rain -- Why men have to work -- Abundle of troubles -- The robe -- Brother Rabbit breaks up a party -- Tio Conejo and the hurricane -- Coyote tricks the white man -- Big John the conqueror -- Jack and the giants' new ground -- The boy that was foolish-wise -- The Arkansas traveler -- The yankee peddler -- How Pedro Urdemalas got into and out of heaven -- Bobtail and the devil -- The three sillies -- Two tales of foolish John -- Fido est mort (Fido is dead) -- The devil and the Lord dividing sould -- Pat and the devil -- The riddle test -- Jean Sotte and the riddle Jean Sot and bull's milk -- The mule egg -- The $50,000 racehorse -- Jim Baker's bluejay yarn -- The killer mosquitoes -- The yankee peddler and the innkeeper -- The girl that married a flop-eared hound-dog -- The Algonquin Cinderella -- La Cenicienta huasteca -- Fabiano and Reyes -- A bunch of laurel blooms for a present -- The toadfrog -- Old black-oak knows best -- Hard of hearing -- Farmer Smith and Ma'am Jones -- Strawberries -- Lovers' retreat -- Poke-O'-moonshine -- A tale of love -- The haunted house -- Marie Jolie -- Sammy and his fiddle -- Tom Dunn's dance on rag rock -- Whickey-whack, into my sack -- The grouse girl -- Aunt Tucky -- The yellow ribbon -- The ghost of Jean Lafitte -- The weeping woman -- La Llorona teaches ahippie a lesson -- A pretty girl in the road -- The spectre bride.
    Summary: 
    An anthology of popular North American stories that have become part of the folklore of the North America. This book's contents range from Native American love stories to Davy Crockett's account of killing a bear with a knife, from Brer Rabbit's mischief to Johnny Appleseed's good deeds, from hilarious yarns about mosquitoes to eerie encounters with the devil.
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