American Fairy Tales by Neil Philip
From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories

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A showcase of familiar favorites and lesser-known gems from America's literary treasures. Capturing the zest and homespun charm of America's early years, the stories featured in this collection reflect the independent spirit that is distinctly good ol' USA.
 

About Neil Philip

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Neil Philip is a noted folklorist and anthologist who has written several books on Native American and multicultural themes for Clarion, including IN A SACRED MANNER I LIVE, which was named both a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in England. Michael McCurdy, the celebrated American artist, has illustrated books by David Mamet and Edward Abbey. He lives in Massachusetts.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Disney-Hyperion. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 From the pair behind Singing America (1995), a gathering of a century's worth of stories that defy well-known European fairy tale conventions.

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Dramatic black-and-white woodcut prints add an eerie edge to the distinctive stories--by Hawthorne, Alcott, Baum, Pyle and Irving, among others--which are a cut above the more usual normalizing fair

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once upon a time in america While fairy tales are usually associated with European sources like the Brothers Grimm, American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories, edited by Neil P

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Dramatic black-and-white woodcut prints add an eerie edge to the distinctive stories--by Hawthorne, Alcott, Baum, Pyle and Irving, among others--which are a cut above the more usual normalizing fair

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once upon a time in america While fairy tales are usually associated with European sources like the Brothers Grimm, American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories, edited by Neil P

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