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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
Jun 06, 2008 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: younger
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?
Annie
Feb 14, 2014 Annie rated it it was amazing
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.
Demeny
Dec 31, 2011 Demeny rated it it was amazing
Oh jeeze did I love this. A lot. It was right up there with The Strawberry Snatcher and Cinderella. Molly Bang was my hero.
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
Tarrell C
May 04, 2011 Tarrell C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite children's books ever!
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
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Nov 26, 2008 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Another good scary, trickery story for kids over 4.
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