Teaching resources johnny appleseed (john chapman) (1774–1845) Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics



Download 31 Kb.
Date09.07.2018
Size31 Kb.
Some American Tall-Tale Heroes

TEACHING RESOURCES



JOHNNY APPLESEED (JOHN CHAPMAN) (1774–1845)
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

Johnny Appleseed (Kellogg, Born in Massachusetts; Selfless; friend to animals; dressed in rags with

Lindbergh) wanderer in Pennsylvania, cook pot for hat

Indiana, and Ohio; planter

“Johnny Appleseed,” of apple trees

in American Tall Tales

(Osborne)


“Rainbow Walker,” in

American Tall Tales

(Stoutenberg)


PAUL BUNYAN
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

Ol’ Paul, the Mighty Lumberjack; North American Huge; strong even as a baby; Babe the Blue Ox

Logger (Rounds) woods; created the Great Lakes, was the pet; inventive problem solver

St. Lawrence Seaway, and



Paul Bunyan (Shephard, Grand Canyon

Kellogg)
“Paul Bunyan,” in



American Tall Tales

(Osborne)


“Sky Bright Axe,” in

American Tall Tales

(Stoutenberg)


JOE MAGARAC
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

“Steelmaker,” in American Steelworker; Pittsburgh, or Made of steel; works and eats like a mule; born



Tall Tales (Stoutenberg) “Hunkietown” from an ore pit; stirs steel with bare hands
PECOS BILL
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

“Coyote Cowboy,” in Cowboy; first rancher; Texas Raised by coyotes; Widowmaker was his horse;



American Tall Tales Panhandle and the Southwest Slue-Foot Sue was his wife; invented lasso,

(Stoutenberg) six-shooter, cattle roping


Pecos Bill (Kellogg)
“Pecos Bill,” in American

Tall Tales (Osborne)
“Slue-Foot Sue and Pecos

Bill” in Larger Than Life

(R. San Souci)

(continued)

TEACHING RESOURCES




Some American Tall-Tale Heroes (continued)
SALLY ANN THUNDER ANN WHIRLWIND CROCKETT
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Kentucky, Mississippi River Could outwrestle, outrun, and outfish her

Whirlwind Crockett brothers even as a child; rescued Davy Crockett,

(Kellogg) then married him


JOHN HENRY
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

“Hammerman,” in American Railroad man; West Virginia African American wanderer, exceedingly



Tall Tales (Stoutenberg) west to the Mississippi strong even as a baby; Polly Ann was his wife;

companion was Little Willie.


John Henry (Keats, Lester)
“John Henry,” in American

Tall Tales (Osborne)
“John Henry the Steel

Driving Man,” in Larger



Than Life (R. San Souci)
A Natural Man (Sanfield)
DAVY CROCKETT (1786–1836)
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

“Davy Crockett,” in Frontiersman; Tennessee Tall; good hunter and fighter; Betsy was his



American Tall Tales rifle; tamed a bear; wore coonskin cap

(Osborne)


Davy Crockett Saves the

World (Schanzer)
“Frontier Fighter,” in

American Tall Tales

(Stoutenberg)


ALFRED BULLTOP STORMALONG
Hero and Tales Occupation/Locale Characteristics

“Five Fathoms Tall,” Sailor whaler, ship’s captain; Giant man, huge appetite; ship called the

in American Tall Tales Massachusetts and northern Tuscarora; made the White Cliffs of Dover with

(Stoutenberg) coasts soap


“Old Stormalong: The

Deep Water Sailor,”

in Larger Than Life

(R. San Souci)


“Stormalong,” in American

Tall Tales (Osborne)


Share with your friends:


The database is protected by copyright ©dentisty.org 2019
send message

    Main page