The Bunyans by Audrey Wood

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A portrayal of a larger-than-life folk hero and his family introduces young readers to Paul Bunyan, his giant wife Carrie, and their king-sized children, Little Jean and Teeny, as they carve out famous sites in early America.
 

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Audrey Wood was born in Sarasota Florida. When Wood was two, her family moved to Mexico to study art. Wood and her three sisters were tutored in music, dance, painting, and drama. She decided at a young age that she wanted to create children's picture books. Wood is one of four generations of artists in her family, and the only female artist. Wood began writing children's books seriously when her son was two years old. Her first book, 24 Robbers, was published in 1978. Wood and her husband, Don collaborate on many of Wood's picture books. The first book the two did together was called Moonflute. David Shannon was born October 5, 1960, Washington, D.C. He is an American author and illustrator. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design and now lives in Los Angeles. In 1998 he won the Caldecott Honor for his No, David!. He also wrote A Bad Case of Stripes, How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball, and The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza. He has also illustrated Audrey Wood's The Bunyans, various books by Jane Yolen including The Ballad of the Pirate Queens and Encounter, as well as Melinda Long's How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers. Shannon currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It is not widely known that Paul Bunyan had a wife and two children--much less that they created Kentucky's Mammoth Caves, California's Big Sur, the Rocky Mountains, and several other ""natural"" wonders--including, some say, the huge face photographed by Viking I on the surface of Mars.

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It is not widely known that Paul Bunyan had a wife and two children--much less that they created Kentucky's Mammoth Caves, California's Big Sur, the Rocky Mountains, and several other ``natural'' wonders--including, some say, the huge face photographed by Viking I on the surface of Mars.

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Wood (The Napping House) exuberantly blends outrageous exaggeration with fantastical geography lessons: Pa Bunyan scoops out Niagara Falls to enable Teeny to shower an infestation of pesky bears from her maple syrup-ridden hair;

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