Fairy Tales Retold

Fairy tales have been retold through various cultures and mediums for generations. Contemporary retellers of fairy tales mix fantasy and realism, fleshing out characters and exposing new ideas. These tales build on traditional fairy tales to create new works of fantasy. This list is organized by tale, including stories with a variety of fairy tale references.

Retellings of Multiple Fairy Tales

Beck, Ian.
The Secret History of Tom Trueheart. 2007.
When young Tom Trueheart’s seven older brothers all go missing during their adventures in the Land of Stories, he embarks on a perilous mission to save them and to capture the rogue story-writer who wants to do away with the heroes. Their adventures involve Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and more.
[SSHEL S Collection S. B3884s]

Blubaugh, Penny.
Serendipity Market. 2009.
When the world begins to seem unbalanced, Mama Inez calls ten storytellers to the Serendipity Market and, through the power of their magical tales, the balance of the world is corrected once again. The tales include re-tellings of The Princess and the Pea, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and more.
[SSHEL S Collection S. B624s]

Buckley, Michael.
The Fairy-Tale Detectives. 2005.
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead. They solve crimes involving the Everafters, the magical creatures and people of fairy tales and fantasy, who are trapped in their town. The Sisters Grimm appear in many sequels: book two is titled The Unusual Suspects.
[SSHEL S Collection S. B856s]

Durst, Sarah Beth.
Into the Wild. 2007.
Having escaped from the Wild and the preordained fairy tale plots it imposes, Rapunzel, along with her daughter Julie Marchen, tries to live a fairly normal life, but when the Wild breaks free and takes over their town, it is Julie who has to prevent everyone from being trapped in the events of a story. In sequel Out of the Wild, Julie again protects her world from a dark force using her naïve father for evil.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. D939i]

Gruber, Michael.
The Witch’s Boy. 2005.
Lump is a foundling, raised by a witch and her strange friends. But when he is cruelly treated by the people of the outside world, he turns against his mother. Only through tragedy and pain does he come to accept himself and learn his heart’s desire. Elements of fairy tales, including Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel and Gretel are incorporated throughout the story.
[SSHEL S Collection S. G921w]

Maguire, Gregory.
The Dream Stealer. 1983.
This fantasy combines elements from several Russian fairy tales, including the magical Firebird, Baba Yaga the witch, and the beautiful Vasilissa.
[SSHEL S Collection S. M276d]

Beauty and the Beast

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren.
Crazy Beautiful. 2009.
In this contemporary retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” a teenaged boy whose hands were amputated in an explosion and a gorgeous girl whose mother has recently died form an instant connection when they meet on their first day as new students.
[SSHEL S Collection S. B2319c]

Jay, Stacey.
Of Beast and Beauty. 2013.
When nineteen-year-old Gem of the Desert People, called “Monstrous” by the Smooth Skins, becomes the prisoner of the seventeen-year-old Smooth Skin queen, Isra, age-old prejudices begin to fall aside as the two begin to understand each other.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. J333o]

McKinley, Robin.
Rose Daughter. 1997.
McKinley’s second retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with a very different ending from the traditional story.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. M2152r]

McKinley, Robin.
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast. 1978.
This retelling follows the traditional plot while fleshing out the characters and bringing new life to the fairy tale.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S.M2152B]

Napoli, Donna Jo.
Beast. 2000.
Set in Persia, this is the story of the Beast before Beauty arrives as well as the traditional plot of their tale.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. N162be]


Ensor, Barbara.
Cinderella (as if you didn’t already know the story). 2006.
In this updated version of the Cinderella story, Cinderella writes letters to her dead mother apologizing for not being more assertive, which she remedies soon after marrying the prince. Readers will delight in following Cinderella through all the usual happenings, presented in a most unusual way.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S.398.2 En79c]

Farjeon, Eleanor.
The Glass Slipper. 1956.
This novel length retelling of Cinderella adds new elements while retaining the classic plot of a young girl who dreams of attending a ball.
[SSHEL S Collection S. F228G]

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
Just Ella. 1999.
Ella has gotten her fairy tale ending and her prince; but is that truly what she wants? A continuation of the story of Cinderella.
[SSHEL S Collection S. H1172j]

Levine, Gail Carson.
Ella Enchanted. 1997.
Why was Cinderella so good and obedient? In Levine’s retelling, Ella is under a curse, forcing her to be obedient to everyone; even her wicked stepmother and her nasty stepsisters. Will the prince rescue her from her miserable family? Or will Ella rescue herself from the curse of obedience?
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. L5788E]

Lo, Malinda.
Ash. 2009.
In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King’s Huntress whom she loves.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. L7804a]

Marriott, Zoe.
Shadows on the Moon. 2012.
Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume, who is able to re-create herself in any form, is destined to use her skills to steal the heart of a prince in a revenge plot.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. M349sm]

Meyer, Marissa.
Cinder. 2012.
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. The Lunar Chronicles also include Scarlet, Cress, and Winter.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. M57572c]

Napoli, Donna Jo.
Bound. 2004.
This retelling is based on Chinese Cinderella stories. When Xing Xing’s stepmother binds only her own daughter’s feet, she cuts Xing Xing off from a suitable marriage. Bound to a life of servitude, Xing Xing must eventually break free of her stepmother’s power and make a new life for herself.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. N162b]

Pullman, Philip.
I Was a Rat! 2000.
When Cinderella flees from the castle, she leaves one of her transformed page boys behind. He and the princess must both adjust to their new worlds.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. N162b 2000]

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Durst, Sarah Beth.
Ice. 2009.
A modern-day retelling of “East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon” in which eighteen-year-old Cassie learns that her grandmother’s fairy tale is true when a Polar Bear King comes to claim her for his bride and she must decide whether to go with him and save her long-lost mother, or continue helping her father with his research.
[SSHEL S Collection S. D939ic]

George, Jessica Day.
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. 2008.
A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. G2935s]

Pattou, Edith.
East. 2003.
This retelling is based on the Norse tale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon but also includes elements of the better-known Beauty and the Beast. Set in the Arctic lands, this is a fantastical epic with strong characters.
[SSHEL S Collection S. P2784e]

Little Red Riding Hood

Vande Velde, Vivian.
Cloaked in Red. 2010.
Presents eight twists on the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood, exploring such issues as why most characters seem dim-witted and what, exactly, is the theme.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. V28cl]

Weston, Robert Paul.
Dust City. 2010.
Henry Whelp, son of the Big Bad Wolf, investigates what happened to the fairies that used to protect humans and animalia, and what role the corporation that manufactures synthetic fairy dust played in his father’s crime.
[SSHEL S Collection S. W5283d]

Sleeping Beauty

Baker, E.D.
The Wide-Awake Princess. 2010.
Annie, younger sister of the princess who would be known as Sleeping Beauty, is immune to magic and stays awake when the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep, then sets out to find a way to break the spell.
[SSHEL S Collection S. B1712w]

Hale, Bruce.
Snoring Beauty. 2008.
An adaptation of the traditional tale, featuring a sleeping, snoring princess who is rescued by a prince after being cursed by a bad fairy.
[SSHEL S Collection Q. S. 398.2H13s]

Lowe, Helen.
Thornspell. 2008.
In this elaboration of “Sleeping Beauty,” Prince Sigismund, having grown up in a remote castle dreaming of going on knightly quests, has had only a passing interest in the forbidden wood lying beyond the castle gates until a brief encounter with a beautiful and mysterious lady changes his life forever.
[SSHEL S Collection S. L95142t]

McKinley, Robin.
Spindle’s End. 2000.
When Briar Rose is cursed by the evil Pernicia, a young fairy takes her away to be raised safely in the country. When she learns of her true heritage, she must not only defeat the evil fairy, but choose how she will live; as a princess or as simple Rosie.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. M2152sp]

Yolen, Jane.
Briar Rose. 2002.
Becca has always loved her grandmother, Gemma, and treasures her telling of Sleeping Beauty. When Becca begins to trace her grandmother’s history, Gemma’s constant retelling of Sleeping Beauty takes on a new, tragic significance.
[SSHEL S Collection S. Y78br2002]

Yolen, Jane.
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty. 2012.
Accident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. Y78cu]

Snow White

Harrison, Mette Ivie.
Mira, Mirror. 2004.
This is the story of the magic mirror used by Snow White’s stepmother. Trapped in the mirror by the woman she had thought her sister, Mira’s quest for freedom eventually leads her to true freedom and understanding of her sister.
[SSHEL S Collection S. H247m]

Levine, Gail Carson.
Fairest. 2006.
Aza has hair as black as ebony, lips as red as blood, and skin as white as snow; and everyone thinks she’s ugly. In a land where conventional beauty and singing are highly valued, her looks make her an outcast until she learns to control and accept her magical voice and her unique appearance.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. L5788fa]

Yolen, Jane.
Snow in Summer. 2011.
Recasts the tale of Snow White, setting it in West Virginia in the 1940s with a stepmother who is a snake-handler.
[SSHEL S Collection and CCB S. Y78sn]

Forty Shades of Green (Books): Books about Ireland and Irish Heritage

March, as many of you may know, heralds the arrival not just of spring (we hope), but also of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, an Irish national holiday that is also celebrated in much of the United States by wearing green and learning about Irish heritage. In addition to St. Patrick’s Day, did you know that March has been declared Irish-American Heritage Month every year since 1991 by special proclamation of the president? To celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day and Irish-American Heritage Month, we present a list of books that can help you share Irish culture and history with the children in your life. To find more books about Ireland and Irish heritage, try a keyword search with the words “Ireland” or “Irish” and “juvenile literature” for nonfiction books and “juvenile fiction” for fiction books. You can also search the subject headings “Folklore Ireland” and “Fairy tales Ireland” to find more Irish folk and fairy tales.

Picture Books

Bateman, Teresa.
Fiona’s Luck. 2007.
A clever woman named Fiona must pass the leprechaun king’s tests when she tries to get back all the luck he has locked away from humans.
[SSHEL S-Collection and Center for Children’s Books Q. SE. B317f]

Bunting, Eve.
Ballywhinney Girl. 2012.
Young Maeve feels a strong connection to the mysterious, mummified body of a young girl that her grandfather uncovers while cutting turf in an Irish bog. Includes facts about bogs and the mummies that have been found in them.
[Center for Children’s Books Q. SE. B886bal]

McDermott, Gerald.
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk. 1990.
A very poor Irishman is provided with magical things by the “wee folk,” but he must then keep his good fortune out of the hands of the evil McGoons.
[SSHEL S-Collection Q. SE. M143T]

Stuart, Chad.
The Ballymara Flood. 1996.
Pandemonium reigns when a boy’s bathtub overflows and floods the Irish town of Ballymara.
[SSHEL S-Collection Q. SE. St92b]

Woodruff, Elvira.
Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O’Hara. 2006.
Darcy Heart O’Hara, a young Irish girl who neglects her chores to observe the beauties of nature and everyday life, shares “family memories” with her homesick parents and siblings after the O’Haras are forced to emigrate to America in the 1840s.
[SSHEL S-Collection SE. W86s]

Yezerski, Thomas.
Together in Pinecone Patch. 1998.
A girl from Ireland and a boy from Poland overcome the prejudices held by the residents of the small American town to which they have emigrated.
[SSHEL S-Collection SE. Y49t]

Intermediate and Young Adult Fiction

Dowd, Siobhan.
Bog Child. 2008.
In 1981, the height of Ireland’s “Troubles,” eighteen-year-old Fergus is distracted from his upcoming A-level exams by his imprisoned brother’s hunger strike, the stress of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams of a murdered girl whose body he discovered in a bog.
[SSHEL S-Collection and Center for Children’s Books S. D752b2008]

Giff, Patricia Reilly.
Nory Ryan’s Song. 2000.
When a terrible blight attacks Ireland’s potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan’s courage and ingenuity help her family and neighbors survive.
[SSHEL S-Collection and Center for Children’s Books S. G3662no]

Llywelyn, Morgan.
Cave of Secrets. 2012.
Tom is from a well-to-do family but joins a group of smugglers for adventure and acceptance. Set in 17th-century Ireland.
[Center for Children’s Books S. L7792c]

Thompson, Kate.
The New Policeman. 2007.
Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.
[SSHEL S-Collection and Center for Children’s Books S. T374n]


Burns, Batt.
The King with Horse’s Ears and Other Irish Folktales. 2009.
Storytelling is one of Ireland’s oldest and grandest traditions, and these vivid tales of far-off days will introduce young readers to the country’s irresistible folklore. Here are brave warriors with superhuman skills, monster dogs with blazing eyes, fairy folk and leprechauns, and the magical land of Tir na nÓg. Author Batt Burns grew up with these beloved characters and legends, and he captures all their enchanting language and flights of fancy.
[SSHEL S-Collection S.398.2 B9372k]

Daly, Jude.
Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story. 2000.
This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her older sisters to become the bride of a prince, is based on an Irish folktale.
[SSHEL S-Collection and Center for Children’s Books Q. S.398.2 D177f2000]

Doyle, Malachy.
Tales from Old Ireland. 2000.
This enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales deserves to be read aloud at every hearth. Described by Malachy Doyle in captivating language, the larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings of all the tales, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir, are also brought vividly to life by the luminous art of Niamh Sharkey, making this a book that will transport readers to another world for many happy hours.
[SSHEL S-Collection S.398.2 D776t]

Gleeson, Brian.
Finn McCoul. 2005.
Retells the Irish folktale in which the giant Finn McCoul and his very clever wife defeat the brutish giant Cuculin.
[SSHEL S-Collection Q. S.398.2 G479f]

Stewig, John Warren.
Whuppity Stoorie. 2003.
In order to cure her ailing pig, an Irish widow agrees to give a strange woman whatever she wants and then the widow must guess the woman’s name or give up her baby.
[SSHEL S-Collection and Center for Children’s Books S.398.2 St49w]


Brown, Don.
Across a Dark and Wild Sea. 2002.
St. Columcille was a sixth-century Irish monk and scribe who brought about a terrible battle between warring Irish clans by copying an illuminated manuscript without the permission of its owner. A revered figure in Celtic history, he is said to have copied over 300 manuscripts — a legacy that helped keep learning and scholarship alive during the Dark Ages. History, drama, and a love of reading fill his story — told here in exquisite watercolors and deftly understated prose.
[SSHEL S-Collection and Center for Children’s Books S.270.2092 B812a]

De Capua, Sarah.
Irish Americans. 2003.
Introduces readers to the Irish American culture, immigration aspects, customs, religion, foods, and holidays. Famous Irish Americans, as well as noted contributions and inventions by Irish Americans, are also presented.
[SSHEL S-Collection S.305.89162073 D355i]

Gottfried, Ted.
Northern Ireland: Peace in Our Time? 2002.
Presents the political history of Ireland, including the effects of British rule, and the struggle to reconcile differing visions of the future of the six counties of Northern Ireland.
[SSHEL Oak Street S.941.6 G713n]

MacGill-Callahan, Sheila.
The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story about St. Patrick. 1999.
Long ago, troublesome snakes roamed the hills of Ireland, bringing evil and mischief everywhere they went. Before Patrick becomes a saint, he drives all the snakes out of Ireland with a ring of his magic bell — except one, which he throws into Scotland’s Loch Ness.
[SSHEL S-Collection Q. S.270.2092 M175l]

Prior, Katherine.
The History of Emigration from Ireland. 1997.
Discusses the history of Ireland, focusing on the various reasons for the large number of emigrants that left the country particularly beginning in the nineteenth century.
[SSHEL S-Collection S.941.5 P938H1997]

You Don’t Say: Tall Tales

Did I ever tell you about the time Calamity Jane and Pecos Bill were having an awful brawl, trying to figure out just who was the gosh darn best Tall Tale hero to ever stomp around America? Yep, they near about squashed all the hills with their rollin’ around, wrestlin’ — that’s why Illinois is so flat, you know. Well, sure enough, they soon got tuckered out and agreed to consult the librarian (a giant in her own right). She directed them to the S-Collection, which has enough folklore resources to fill even the biggest empty noggin with all a fella’d ever need to know about Tall Tales. Here are the tips she gave to get them started:

Tall Tales can be a little slippery to track down. They’re shelved in several places because many of the legends are based on real people and events, and some books have many stories (anthologies), and some focus on the classic stories while others make up brand new whoppers based on the classics.

There are three main places to check for Tall Tales on the shelves:
● The folklore and fairy tales section in S.398.2;
● Biography, which will have a call number that starts S.920 or SB;
● Filed among the picture books, with a call number that starts with SE.

Because of how spread out these stories are, you might want to first do a catalog search to find the locations of the titles that will be most useful to you. If you have a specific Tall Tale character in mind, you can do a search for their name (e.g., “Paul Bunyan”). If you are looking for collections or aren’t quite sure which character to read about, try a keyword search for “Tall Tales” or “United States Folklore.” Many subject headings for Tall Tales also include “Legendary Character,” so that’s a good bet for searching, too.

Below, you’ll find some recent additions to the S-Collection’s Tall Tales — a mix of fiction and nonfiction, classic renditions and new adaptations. Keep your eyes peeled in the next few months: we’ll be adding a two-volume encyclopedia of American Folklore to our reference collection.
Anaya, Rudolfo.
Juan and the Jackalope: a children’s book in verse. 2009.
Competing for the hand of the lovely Rosita and her rhubarb pie, Juan rides a Jackalope in a race against Pecos Bill.
[S-Coll SE. An18j]

Bateman, Teresa.
Paul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson: the giant lumberjack challenge!2011.
Hals Halson, who is nearly as tall as the legendary Paul Bunyan, strides into a logging camp determined to prove himself the greatest lumberjack in North America, despite Paul’s attempts at friendship.
[S-Coll Q. SE. B317pa]

Codell, Esmé Raji.
Seed by seed: the legend and legacy of Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman. 2012.
His real name was John Chapman. He grew apples. Why should he be remembered, more than 200 years after he was born? Codell and Perkins show in eloquent words and exhilarating pictures why Johnny Appleseed matters now.
[S-Coll Q. SB. A6489c]

Crunk, Tony.
Railroad John and the Red Rock run. 2006.
Lonesome Bob and Granny Apple Fritter have to get to Red Rock by two o’clock or Lonesome will miss his wedding, but Railroad John has never been late so nothing will keep him from pulling the train in by 1:59.
[S-Coll Storage SE. C8881r]

Drummond, Allan.
Casey Jones. 2001.
Illustrations and rhythmic text tell how the famous engineer, Casey Jones, risks his own life to save others.
[S-Coll Storage Q. S.D844c]

Harness, Cheryl.
The trailblazing life of Daniel Boone: and how early Americans took to the road. 2007.
Profiles the life and adventures of Daniel Boone; chronicling his childhood in Pennsylvania, service in the French and Indian War, journey across the Appalachians, and settlement of Boonesboro, Kentucky; and includes illustrations, maps, and primary source quotations.
[S-Coll & S-Coll Storage SB. B724h]

Hopkinson, Deborah.
Abe Lincoln crosses a creek: a tall, thin tale (introducing his forgotten frontier friend). 2008.
The year is 1816. Abe is only seven years old, and his pal, Austin, is ten. Abe and Austin decide to journey down to Knob Creek. The water looks scary and deep, and Austin points out that they don’t know how to swim. Nevertheless, they decide to traverse it. I won’t tell you what happens, but let’s just say that our country wouldn’t be the same if Austin hadn’t been there to help his friend.
[S-Coll Q. SE. H77a]

Isaacs, Anne.
Dust devil. 2010.
Having moved to Montana from Tennessee in the 1830s, fearless Angelica Longrider–also known as Swamp Angel–changes the state’s landscape, tames a wild horse, and captures some desperadoes.
[S-Coll Q. S. Is14d]

Keding, Dan.
The United States of storytelling. 2010.
Collects true stories and legends, ranging from the Hispanic legend of La Llorona to the Dakota War of 1862 and from the African-American folktale “Wiley and the Hairy Man” to the true story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in America. Two volumes.
[S-Coll S.398.2 K237u]

Kellogg, Steven.
Mike Fink: a tall tale. 1992.
Mike Fink, the larger-than-life hero of one of America’s favorite tall tales, was the most daring and rugged frontiersman on any American river. A runaway at two days old, Mike eventually grew up to be King of the Keelboatmen–the strong, rowdy men who floated cargo downriver to New Orleans and poled their heavy boats back against the current. But first he became a crackerjack marksman with his gun, Bang All, then grappled with grizzlies, and defeated Jack Carpenter, the reigning Keelboat King, in an epic wrestling match. No man, alligator, or snapping turtle could outdo the mighty Mike Fink–that is, until Hilton P. Blathersby and his powerful smoke-spewing steamboat came along!
[S-Coll Storage Q. S.398.220973 K294M]

Kimmel, Eric A.
The Great Texas hamster drive. 2007.
When Pecos Bill’s daughter gets two pet hamsters, they soon multiply into the hundreds, so Bill decides to take them all to Chicago where lots of boys and girls want pet hamsters.
[S-Coll Storage Q. SE. K571g]

Krohn, Katherine E.
Women of the wild West. 2000.
Presents an account of frontier life for women in the American West through brief biographies of six famous individuals, including Calamity Jane, Molly Brown, Belle Starr, Pearl Hart, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Annie Oakley.
[S-Coll Storage S.920.720978 K916w]

Luckhurst, Matt.
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox: the great pancake adventure. 2012.
In this humorous twist on a classic tale, Paul Bunyan and his best friend, Babe the Blue Ox, leave life on the farm to work for a logger who pays them with their favorite thing: pancakes. Paul and Babe tromp across the country with the logger, filling valleys with pancake batter (forming the Rocky Mountains) and chasing down pancakes blown away by the wind (creating the Grand Canyon). But when Babe starts to feel sick from eating too many pancakes, the two realize that maybe the farm, with its variety of foods, is really the best place for them after all.
[S-Coll Q. SE. L964p]

Metaxas, Eric.
Stormalong. 2005.
Recounts some of the astounding adventures of the legendary New England sea captain who could tie an octopus in knots.
[S-Coll Storage Q. S.398.2 M564st]

Miller, Bobbi.
Davy Crockett gets hitched. 2009.
An accidental encounter with a thorn bush on his way to the spring dance has Davy Crockett kicking up his heels and out-dancing even the audacious Miss Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind.
[S-Coll Q. S.398.2 M612d]

Miller, Bobbi.
Miss Sally Ann and the panther. 2012.
Miss Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind could rope a hurricane, outspin a steam mill, and blow out the moonlight in a single breath. She had an epic wrestling match with Fireeyes, a mean-as-tarnation panther whose eyes glared fire, before each won the other’s respect and friendship followed.
[S-Coll Q. S.398.2 M6126m]

Miller, Robert H.
The story of Nat Love. 1995.
Born a slave in Tennessee, Nat Love was just 15 years old when he rode into the raw cowboy town of Dodge City, Kansas, in 1869, yet he was already a skilled bronco buster with a strong natural talent for roping and shooting. He became known as Deadwood Dick, Champion Roper and Best Shot of the Western Cattle Country.
[Education-Oak St Facility Q.SB. L897M]

Nelson, Scott.
Ain’t nothing but a man: my quest to find the real John Henry. 2008.
Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts how he came to discover the real John Henry, an African-American railroad worker who became a legend in the famous song.
[S-Coll SB. H522a]

Osborne, Mary Pope.
American tall tales. 1991.
A collection of tall tales about such American folk heroes as Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan.
[S-Coll Q. S.398.220973 Os1a]

Palazzo, Tony.
Animal folk tales of America: Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, The jumping frog, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Sweet Betsy, and many others. 2010.
Retells fourteen American folktales focusing on the role animals played in American pioneer heritage.
[S-Coll Q. S.398.2 P173a2010]

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.
Peggony-Po: a whale of a tale. 2006.
Peggony-Po, carved out of wood by his father, a one-legged whaler, determines to catch the huge whale that ate his father’s leg.
[S-Coll Storage Q. S. P6562p]

Rockwell, Anne F.
They called her Molly Pitcher. 2002.
When Molly Hays’ husband joined General Washington’s army, Molly went with him. She carried water to the soldiers while they were fighting during the scorching hot summer. One day, her husband was wounded in battle. Satisfying herself that he would live, she took over his position — firing the cannon! Her story has become a beloved legend of American history.
[S-Coll Storage SB. H425r]
… And after reading every book on the subject (it took them four years and three days), Calamity Jane and Pecos Bill had to admit: The gosh darn best Tall Tale hero was clearly Babe the Blue Ox.

Prepared by:
Mary Dubbs
Graduate Student
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign