Our American Tall Tales event was a success, and we’d like to thank everyone who participated this afternoon!
The afternoon consisted of a brief history of Tall Tales in American culture, followed by two picture books, which were read out loud: Johhny Appleseed (a poem by Reeve Lindbergh with paintings by Kathy Jakobsen) and Paul Bunyan (a tale retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg). Participants were then invited to write and illustrate their own tall tales, which we shared together in a group at the end of the hour.
We promised to post all of the stories that were left with us, but we won’t be able to scan them until Friday at the earliest. Watch this space… they’re worth waiting for!