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Wiley and the Hairy Man: Adapted from an American Folk Tale

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In this adaptation of a southern folktale, a young Bayou boy plays David to a Goliath of a scary creature who threatens all who come to his swampy home. An ALA Notable Children's Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Book Review Outstanding Children's Book of the Year.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Simon & Schuster (first published January 1st 1976)
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Miriam
David and Goliath?
Only if Goliath was a freaky cannibal monster and David got saved by his mum.

This book and The Tailypo scared the crap out of me when I was a tyke. Also the Ring Wraiths in LOTR, but who reads that to a toddler, anyway?
Demeny
Oh jeeze did I love this. A lot. It was right up there with The Strawberry Snatcher and Cinderella. Molly Bang was my hero.
Annie
I'll need to revisit this one to see what I think now, but I remember being completely captivated by this books as a kid. It was the perfect scary story.
Mrs. Brandt
Can Wiley and his Mom outsmart the conniving Hairy Man?
A folk tale from the American South, told in an easy chapter book format
Ellen Brandt
Can Wiley and his Mom outsmart the conniving Hairy Man?
A folk tale from the American South, told in an easy chapter book format
Carrie
Another good scary, trickery story for kids over 4.
Tarrell C
One of my favorite children's books ever!
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