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The bear went over the mountain : tall tales of American animals

Author: Robert B DownsDillon AndersonCharles Flinn ArrowoodJames R AswellJames M BaileyAll authors
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, ©1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthology of American folk humor collected by a former president of the American Library Association.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Tall tales
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bear went over the mountain.
New York : Macmillan, ©1964
(OCoLC)592854874
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Downs; Dillon Anderson; Charles Flinn Arrowood; James R Aswell; James M Bailey; Robert Benchley; Josh Billings; Mody C Boatright; Ellis Parker Butler; George Byram; Scott Corbett; Davy Crockett; George W Cronyn; Richard M Dorson; Frances R Eisenberg; John Fischer; Vardis Fisher; Jesse Hill Ford; Joel Chandler Harris; W C Hendricks; Stan Hoig; Ring Lardner; Lloyd Lewis; H L Mencken; Edward Harold Mott; Alfred Wayne Penn; Vance Randolph; John B Sale; William Saroyan; Wilbur Schramm; H Allen Smith; Dan Storm; Jesse Stuart; James Thurber; Don Tracy; Mark Twain; William H Vann; E B White; Priscilla D Willis; Norris Wilson Yates
OCLC Number: 1474922
Description: xvii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How it all began --
Yankee yarns. Major Brown's coon story / Richard M. Dorson --
A very friendly horse / James M. Bailey --
The sea serpent of Spoonville Beach / Harold Helfer --
A Boston terrier ; The hour of letdown / E.B. White --
The perfect bait / Scott Corbett. Southern sagas. Grinning the bark off a tree / Davy Crockett --
Uncle Heber's flytrap ; Bear hunt in reverse / W.C. Hendricks --
Young Melvin / James R. Aswell --
The red rats of Plum Fork / Jesse Stuart --
The angry sailor / Norris Yates --
Memoirs of the stable / H.L. Mencken --
A little wine of the country / Priscilla D. Willis --
The surest thing in show business / Jesse Hill Ford. Brer Rabbit and his friends. Why Brer Rabbit doesn't have to work any more / John B. Sale --
The animals' spring ; How Mr. Rabbit fooled Mr. Possum / William H. Vann --
How the burro tricked the buzzard / Genoveva Barrera --
Señor Coyote and Señor Fox / Dan Storm --
The doodang / Joel Chandler Harris. Ozark Ozone. Indestructible razorback / Charles F. Arrowood --
A Randolph carnival / Vance Randolph --
Toadfrog --
Grandpap hunted birds --
The talking turtle --
Tobey the kingsnake --
The mare with the false tail --
Wolves are my brothers --
What cows do on Christmas --
The big rabbit --
Fabulous monsters. Texas tall talk. Tall tales for the tenderfeet / A.W. Penn --
Pecos Bill and the mountain lion / Mody C. Boatright --
Blue quail dog / Charles F. Arrowood --
The musical snake / Roy Scudday --
A buffalo named Woodrow ; Billingsley's bird dog / Dillon Anderson. The wondrous West. Jim Baker's bluejay yarn ; Ants / Mark Twain --
The dog that was pensioned by the legislature / Anonymous --
A family pet / Vardis Fisher --
Old Mitts / Lloyd Lewis --
Just a simple country boy / Priscilla D. Willis --
The wonder horse / George Byram --
Cow country critters / Stan Hoig --
Harold Peavey's fast cow / George Cronyn. From East to West. The mule ; The poodle / Josh Billings --
The intelligent steer / Edward H. Mott --
Prehistoric animals of the middle west ; The pet department ; The dog that bit people / James Thurber --
The horse that played third base for Brooklyn / Wilbur Schramm --
How to cure bird-watchers / John Fischer --
Dogs / Ring Lardner --
How Lillian Mosquito projects her voice / Robert Benchley --
Rufus / H. Allen Smith --
Horse in the apartment / Frances Eisenberg --
The story of the young man and the mouse / William Saroyan --
Pigs is pigs / Ellis Parker Butler --
The duck that flew backwards / Don Tracy.
Other Titles: Tall tales of American animals
Responsibility: edited by Robert B. Downs.

Abstract:

Anthology of American folk humor collected by a former president of the American Library Association.

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