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Paul Bunyan 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Book) (original 1984; edition 1985)

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Title:Paul Bunyan 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Book)
Info:HarperTrophy (1985), Edition: Reprint, Paperback
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Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg (1984)



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This book is about Paul Bunyan. This is a folktale. children’s book. I liked it because I like folktales and I grew up hearing his story. This book is for grades first through third.
  ShaneKadrmas | May 5, 2017 |
It talks about how he was the biggest baby, and how he made the great lakes by walking around. Also how he dug out the grand canyon. ( )
  Paige.2010 | May 3, 2017 |
Very good children's book that talks about the life of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Goes on many fantastic adventures throughout the book. ( )
  TylerAnderson | May 3, 2017 |
I for the most part enjoyed this book. It is just another retelling of the classic tale of Paul Bunyan. The author doesn't do much by way of writing to make any significant leaps. However, the illustrations done in this book were incredible. It is an interesting style, seeming to consist of fine pencil marks and intricate details. The illustrations are so detailed you could look at the same page twice and find something different. I think that the author's purpose for writing this book was to retell an old classic for a younger audience. ( )
  mbalte1 | Apr 6, 2017 |
Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg is a great book on the tall tale of Paul Bunyan. The illustrations in this story are very vivid and detailed with good use of color, however some of the illustrations had too much going on that it took away from the text. The story itself was a good read on the legend of Paul Bunyan and it stuck pretty closely with the other classic stories of Paul Bunyan. ( )
  calleenemiller | Nov 3, 2016 |
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Dempster, WilliamIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Paul Bunyan was the largest, smartest, and strongest baby ever born in the state of Maine.
Early one morning after a ferocious storm, a huge cradle washed up near a town in Maine. Inside the cradle was the biggest baby anyone had ever seen. It took the milk of five cows to fill his bottle!
Fueled by the powerful mixture of flapjacks and syrup, the men leveled the Great Plains and shaved the slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
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Do you know how the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River were first formed? How about the Great Plains and the Grand Canyon? Some people think these wonders were established by the forces of nature, but those folks clearly haven't heard of Paul Bunyan, the "strongest, smartest, and tallest hero of the tallest of American tall tales." Paul and his pal, Babe the Blue Ox, were responsible for creating all these geographic features as they worked their way west with their unusual lumber crew. Paul's adventures begin when he is just a baby (who can lift a cow over his head) and continue as he grows into the biggest lumberjack in the world. All the basic stories about Paul Bunyan are here in this rollicking tale, as well as a few inventive incidents added by author and illustrator Steven Kellogg.

Kellogg is well known for his stories about Pinkerton the Great Dane, retellings of classic tales such as Chicken Little, and illustrations for books such as How Much Is a Million? by David Schwartz. But Kellogg's most important contribution to children's literature is his series on American folk heroes, including Johnny Appleseed, Mike Fink, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, and of course, the tallest hero of the tallest tale of all--Paul Bunyan. A great legend and great fun. (Ages 5 to 9) --Marcie Bovetz

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Recounts the life of the extraordinary lumberjack whose unusual size and strength brought him many fantastic adventures.

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