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The Headless Horseman: A Retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Washington Irving was known for his imaginative and humorous writing. The abridged, picture-book edition of Irving's amusing and terrifying tale is vividly illustrated with oil paintings by Emma Harding. Lock the doors, shut the windows, and curl up by the fire with this delightfully spooky story. Full color.
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated
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Miri
Oct 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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I thought this was a really descriptive review from Amazon:

"A sensitive and lively retelling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" that preserves all of its main characters and familiar action. Downplaying Irving's social satire allows the supernatural atmosphere to dominate the tale. The text is not dumbed down, however: words like herculean, unsurpassed, crestfallen, and careened flavor the pages. The illustrations, too, have a level of sophistication that will satisfy older readers without entirel
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Nikki Nielsen
Feb 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book has extremely descriptive death scenes. I really loved the book and will read it again, probably next Halloween. That said, I am now much more careful about monitoring what Atali reads because I borrowed it from her!
Tyler
Nov 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
very good Ichabad craine so so foolish.
Jennifer
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great for school age kids to learn of the legend.
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Jeremy
Besides the fact that the illustrations were strange, and the text was often hard to read because of the coloration, there was an unfortunate demythologizing in this version. It's clear that Brom Bones is the source of the mysterious event that leads to the disappearance of Ichabod Crane, with whom Bones was a rival for Katrina's affection. Irving's version does not contains this clear rationalizing, instead leaving things more open to supernatural influence.
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