With a Whoop and a Holler by Nancy Van Laan
A Bushel of Lore from Way Down South

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In this rich, rousing anthology, Nancy Van Laan takes readers on a romp through the bayous, mountains and lowlands of the American South. Readers meet such unforgettable characters as Brer Rabbit, Fool John, and Ol' Gally Mander, and learn a whole passel of poems, sayings, and superstitions. Full color. Author/illustrator tour.

About Nancy Van Laan

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Nancy Van Laan has written many books perfect for reading aloud, including So Say the Little Monkeys; Little Fish, Lost; With a Whoop and a Holler, an American Library Association Notable Book; and the 1990 Parents' Choice Award winner, Possum Come a-Knockin'. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Sharon Arms Doucet's "Why Lapin's Ears Are Long" was praised by "The Horn Book": "the ambiance bounces out of the bayou like an alligator 'dancing a Cajun two-step.'" She lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. Scott Cook has created many books for children. He lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Published April 1, 1998 by Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books. 112 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This terrific collection of tales and superstitions, rhymes, riddles, and made-up words, comes with an intentional slant: Van Laan (see review, above) states outright that she tried to make ``each story as funny as it could possibly be.'' Among the wide and varied selections are bird legends, pos...

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PW's starred review of this collection of Southern folktales said, "Pull up a chair and set a spell—this book's as inviting as a sip of lemonade on a lazy summer afternoon."

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