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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Bo Hampton
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Oct 05, 2009

really liked it
Recommended for: history buffs, literatary types.

This is a quick book. My copy has only fourty-three pages. I read it once as a story. Now I am reading it for vocabulary words--he uses some interesting and probably antiquated words. I may have to have my daughter look up some of them in her 1800's dictionary. I would like to see if they mean what I think they mean and then read it again. I find Irving's descriptions and alliterations are very visual. I can imagine him applying the birch to unruly students. He does a good job striking emotion into Ichabod--agrandizement, disappointment, and terror. Good character sketch. There is a great historical glimpe into early settlements along the Hudson River. I liked the story.

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