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Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies

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The storytelling tradition has long been an important piece of Kentucky history and culture. Folktales, legends, tall tales, and ghost stories hold a special place in the imaginations of inventive storytellers and captive listeners. In Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies Kentucky storyteller Mary Hamilton narrates a range of stories with the vo ...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by University Press of Kentucky (first published January 1st 2012)
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Melanie
Come sit a spell on my porch with your sweet tea and I will spin you a yarn! Kentucky country life is fast paced yes, but when it is time to unwind, these folks have stories to tell!

I have met some of the most creative, colorful people of my life in KY. It makes perfect sense that Mary Hamilton would be able to pass down some of her oral stories into published form, to keep the ball rolling. Who doesn't love a good ole folk-tale?



This book has stories about Daniel Boone, farmers, hunters, dogs an
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Hannah
I wanted a book on Kentucky folklore, and this one delivered! Mary Hamilton is a professional storyteller from Kentucky, and the stories collected here are ones that she has told many times to audiences. As a result, the stories are written in a very conversational way that can be a little off-putting to readers if you're not expecting it at first.

Each story is accompanied by commentary from Hamilton that sheds light on where she first heard the story, changes she made to the original version s
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Lori
Interesting that many of the tales were similar to popular fairy tales but didnt really enjoy the commentary on each tale.
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