Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe
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Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe

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Children of all ages will enjoy McCormick's tales of the adventures of Paul Bunyan, mythical giant lumberjack of the North Woods. Exciting and rollicking stories -- seventeen in all. A perpetual best-seller the country over, this book has sold more than one million copies in its various editions.
Paperback, 111 pages
Published June 1st 1936 by Caxton Press (first published January 1st 1936)
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If you ever wanted to know how the Grand Canyon was formed and how Old Faithful came to be this is the book for you. These tale tales are amusing pieces of American folklore. It's hard not to love a book when the cook's name is Cream Puff Fatty. The illustrations were nicely done line drawings, I only wish there were more.
The other John
This one's a collections of tall tales about Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack of the great North Woods. It's a really nice book. The stories are told in a clear and entertaining manner, embellished with amusing illustrations by Mr. McCormick. It would be a welcome addition to any collection of folk tales--which is why I want it on my shelf.
A fun reminder of childhood hyperbole tales. True to it's tall-tale genre, there are a few deiscription of excess that chaffed. Chopping down an entire state's worth of forests in a day...not so environmentally friendly, Paul! :)
Accidentally stumbled upon this. I'm reading it to my 5 year old and so far he is liking it.

Definitely fits into the "tall tale" category. Fun and silly.
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