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15 Tall Tales special offer
15 Copies of Tall Tales of the Wild West (And a Few Short Ones)  
 An excellent poetry resource for your classroom!
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 Tall Tales of the Wild West
(And a Few Short Ones)
Welcome to the Wild and Wacky West!
Cowpokes, bandits, and barrel racers - these western folks have never been so funny!
Everything you once thought of the rough-and-tumble Wild West is about to change with this hilarious collection of cowboy poetry.

Take a look at what's in store for you!
* A desperado who bathes only once a year
* A chili contest with a very explosive ending
* The world's tiniest cowboy, who rounds up prairie dogs instead of cows
* A shy cowboy who picks a horse from a line of charming dance partners
* A bandit who steals both money and hearts.

Written by Eric Ode
Illustrated by Ben Crane
Meadowbrook Press, 2007 - hardcover | 32 pages


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Interested in a class set of books?
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Web Sites
PoetryTeachers.com - Developed by Meadowbrook Press, this tremendous web site has lesson plans galore including many using tall tale poems.
Linworth Publishing, Inc. - Jane Heitman wrote a wonderful teaching guide titled "Rhymes and Reasons: Librarians & Teachers Using Poetry to Foster Literacy." Excellent resource!
Giggle Poetry - A very fun and funny site for fans of children's poetry.
Eric Ode - Award winning singer, songwriter, and widely published poet. Invite him to your school.

Other Tall Tale Books
Here are a handful of books I have on my resource shelf. You might enjoy them as well.
Kellogg, Steven. 1992. Mike Fink. New York, Morrow Junior Books.
Kellogg, Steve. 1986. Pecos Bill. New York, Morrow Junior Books.
Osborne, Mary P., 1991. American Tall Tales. New York: Knopf.
San Souche, Robert D., 1993. Cut from the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend, and Tall Tale. New York: Philomel










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