Old Dry Frye by
A Deliciously Funny Tall Tale

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Everybody knows Old Dry Frye. He s so crazy about fried chicken that he s got a reputation as large as his appetite. When he swallows a chicken bone, Frye s friends panic and ignite a series of uproarious adventures!
 

About the Author

Paul Brett Johnson grew up in the small town of Mousie, Kentucky, listening to stories about Jack, the boy-hero who stars in a series of Appalachian folk tales. In "Fearless Jack, " he has drawn upon this rich Appalachian heritage to bring the humor and energy of the Jack stories to life. Paul Brett Johnson is a two-time recipient of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award and the creator of more than fifteen picture books, including "The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down, " which was a "School Library Journal" Best Book, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, and one of the New York Public Library's "One Hundred Books for Reading and Sharing." Paul lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is currently at work on his next Jack Tale.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Scholastic Inc. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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An Appalachian folktale is the basis of Johnson's story of a fried-chicken-loving preacher whose untimely demise sets into motion an tumultuous chain of events as members of his flock frantically try to absolve themselves of the non-existent crime of murder.

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With abundant colloquialisms (Law mercy!) and the cadences of a seasoned storyteller, Johnson (The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down) resurrects a delectably macabre selection from Richard Chase's Grandf

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PW called this retelling of a "delectably macabre" tale about a gluttonous preacher a "read-aloud standby."

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""Now, all preachers like chicken, but Old Dry Frye was the chicken-eatingest sermonizer that ever laid fire to a pulpit,"" drawls the third-person narrator.

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