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Legends of Paul Bunyan
Paul Bunyan is a true American folk character, created in logging camp bunkhouses by men who spun exaggerated stories that combined hard work and fantasy. While the origins of Paul Bunyan and his sidekick Babe the Blue Ox are hazy, many storytellers have over the years contributed their own takes to produce an existing body of work—a true American legend—that matches the ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 13th 2008 by University Of Minnesota Press
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If you want a collection of raw Paul Bunyan stories before they were bastardized for children's literature, this is a great, exhaustive collection. I loved it. Be forewarned, there is racism and other things you'd expect for stories from that era, but not a huge amount that distracts too much.