Wiley and the Hairy Man: Adapted from an American Folktale
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Wiley and the Hairy Man: Adapted from an American Folktale

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With his mother's help, Wiley outwits the hairy creature that dominates the swamp near his home by the Tombigbee River.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 1st 1976 by MacMillan Publishing Company (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.
Cheryl in CC NV
Loved this version of the classic fable. The illustrations reminded me of those of Leo and Diane Dillon, but more natural, less avant-garde (or whatever; I don't know how to talk about art). Highly recommended for classrooms pre-K to 12, as it can be appreciated on different levels and studied in different cross-curricular themes. Plus, it's adventure and funny!
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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