Thanks for dropping by for another Must-Read Monday! This week in our class we will be all about Tall Tales! I just love a good tall tale!
We read a ton of tall tales by Steven Kellogg...they are the perfect read-alouds! The illustrations are a perfect match for the stories, adding a little "extra" to the exaggerations and humor of the text.
But, today I'm going to share one of my all-time favorite tall tales that is a little less well-known.
Meet Swamp Angel. She is the greatest woodsmen ever from the state of Tennessee. She can lasso a tornado and drink an entire lake dry in just a single gulp. But, she is most famous for defeating a fearsome bear known as Thundering Tarnation. Their wrestling match from the top of the Great Smoky Mountains to the bottom of a deep lake is one of the greatest tall tales ever told!
If you don't have this tall tale in your collection, add it now! It's a treasure of a tale and it's always great to have another tall tale "shero" among all of those "heroes." :)