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America's oddest legends

Author: Caitie McAneney
Publisher: New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, [2016]
Series: Weird America!
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"America isn't old when compared to other countries, but it has its fair share of odd myths and legends. From the myths of Pecos Bill to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, our history has quirks and stories spanning all 50 states in the union. Readers explore the dark depths of storytelling in this exciting book filled with high-interest tales of American legends. Full-color photographs and freaky graphics help tell the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Humor
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitie McAneney
ISBN: 9781482440317 1482440318 9781482440324 1482440326 9781482440331 1482440334
OCLC Number: 921869587
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Great American legends --
Monsters and cryptids --
The Jersey Devil --
American ghost legends --
Blackbeard's ghost --
The legend of Sleepy Hollow --
Wild Wisconsin --
A man larger than life --
Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue --
Legends on the rails --
Creepy creature legends --
Keeping legends alive.
Series Title: Weird America!
Responsibility: Caitie McAneney.

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"America isn't old when compared to other countries, but it has its fair share of odd myths and legends. From the myths of Pecos Bill to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, our history has quirks and stories spanning all 50 states in the union. Readers explore the dark depths of storytelling in this exciting book filled with high-interest tales of American legends. Full-color photographs and freaky graphics help tell the tales that terrified or just plain weirded out American children for generations in certain cities or states." --

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