Paul Bunyan Lives and Other Tales from the Natural World

From urine-filled Dr. Pepper bottles at a trashed-out campsite in Tennessee to the almost universally misreported Tellico Dam/snail darter controversy in the 1970s, to El Tule, the tree with the largest trunk girth in the world, his essays ...

Author: Michael O'Rourke


ISBN: 1935514431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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O'Rourke's essays explore uncommon natural world topics. From urine-filled Dr. Pepper bottles at a trashed-out campsite in Tennessee to the almost universally misreported Tellico Dam/snail darter controversy in the 1970s, to El Tule, the tree with the largest trunk girth in the world, his essays are as fun to read as they are eye-opening.

The Natural World Through Children s Literature

Some examples are Santa Claus's reindeer, the Easter bunny, Punxsutawney Phil, and Paul Bunyan's blue ox in North American culture. Other animals are shunned because of religious restrictions or are part of celebrations—for example, ...

Author: Carol M. Butzow

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583516

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Well-known authors, Carol and John Butzow consider over 25 picture books and correlating integrated activities in all curricular areas that provide examples in nature for children to observe, describe, and appreciate.

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

A magazine advertisement depicting giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan carrying a massive log. ... Paul Bunyan seems to achieve a mythic creator status and is said to be god-like in his capacity to shape the contours of the natural world.

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695688

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Dark Strides

Dark Strides is intriguing. It is touching. This novel could have been arcane, but no, it includes you. How can you not feel ALIVE as Clifford's snare drum awakens the Millennial musicians? I will read this novel again.

Author: William Tate


ISBN: 1478763922

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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Think Green Take Action

It is a funny story with whimsical drawings. Kusugak, Michael. ... This is an interesting take on the legend of Paul Bunyan. ... The words written at Walden inspired countless others to live a life closer to the natural world.

Author: Daniel A. Kriesberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843781

Category: Education

Page: 136

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A collection of ideas for how to teach middle school students about ecology, endangered species, resource depletion, pollution, and environmental action.

the Life of Paul Bunyan and the Life of Pecos Bill

This evolution is due largely (as Stevens observed) to the peaceable agrarian nature of the Democratic society that adopted Paul Bunyan as its own son and found some components of the story distasteful or unfulfilling and decided to ...


Publisher: Coastalfields Press




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American Regional Folklore

They cover a broad range of topics: essays on life in the “good old days”; Indian legends; stories from miners, ... But this is a good source for a wide look at Western folklore, with stories of Paul Bunyan mixed with cowboy songs and ...

Author: Terry Ann Mood

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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An easy-to-use guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and a selective annotated bibliography. * Fully annotated bibliographies on the folklore of each of eight regions of the United States * Engaging overview essays by folklore scholars introduce each of the U.S. regions covered * A list of literary authors who incorporate folklore themes in their writings, together with a brief list of some of their major works * A list of folklore-related museums, with addresses and phone numbers, a list of folklore journals, and, when possible, a list of websites

Storytelling Encyclopedia

Other Paul Bunyan characters created during this century include Johnny Inkslinger , Ole the Blacksmith , and Sourdough Sam the Cook . Similar legends to the Paul Bunyan stories are known to exist around the world , and there is both an ...

Author: Marion Sader

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002859701

Category: Education

Page: 543

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Presents over 700 entries for topics, themes, and individuals associated with oral traditions throughout the world

Thinking and Learning through Children s Literature

... exaggerated exploits of larger-than-life heroes “Paul Bunyan” “Pecos Bill” Pourquoi tale Tales that explain some natural phenomenon “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears” “How Chipmunk Got His Stripes” Fairy tales Tales of magic and ...

Author: Miriam G. Martinez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475821529

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Much of teachers’ attention these days is focused on having students read closely to ferret out the author’s intended meaning and the devices used to convey that meaning. But we cannot forget to guide students to have moving engagements with literature, because they need to make strong personal connections to books of merit if they are to become the next generation of readers: literate people with awareness of and concern for the diversity of human beings around them and in different times and places. Fortunately, guiding both students’ personal engagement with literature and their close reading to appreciate the author’s message and craft are not incompatible goals. This book enthusiastically and intelligently addresses both imperatives, first surveying what is gained when students are immersed in literature; then celebrating and explicating the main features of literature students need to understand to broaden their tastes and deepen their engagement, at the same time they meet external standards; then presenting a host of active methods for exploring all major genres of children’s books; and finally presenting suggestions for interdisciplinary teaching units grounded in literature. Created by noted leaders in the fields of children’s literature and literacy, the book is enlivened by recurring features such as suggested reading lists, issues for discussion, links to technology, and annotations of exemplary books.

A Final Story

For example, folk heroes or legendary ones—in the American context, one might think of a Paul Bunyan or John Henry—are ... “romantic” in Frye's sense in relation to the power and status they have over the social and natural world. Other ...

Author: Nasser Zakariya

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500737

Category: Science

Page: 608

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Popular science readers embrace epics—the sweeping stories that claim to tell the history of all the universe, from the cosmological to the biological to the social. And the appeal is understandable: in writing these works, authors such as E. O. Wilson or Steven Weinberg deliberately seek to move beyond particular disciplines, to create a compelling story weaving together natural historical events, scientific endeavor, human discovery, and contemporary existential concerns. In A Final Story, Nasser Zakariya delves into the origins and ambitions of these scientific epics, from the nineteenth century to the present, to see what they reveal about the relationship between storytelling, integrated scientific knowledge, and historical method. While seeking to transcend the perspectives of their own eras, the authors of the epics and the debates surrounding them are embedded in political and social struggles of their own times, struggles to which the epics in turn respond. In attempts to narrate an approach to a final, true account, these synthesizing efforts shape and orient scientific developments old and new. By looking closely at the composition of science epics and the related genres developed along with them, we are able to view the historical narrative of science as a form of knowledge itself, one that discloses much about the development of our understanding of and relationship to science over time.

Enduring Roots

+ 1 And perpetuated it has been , along with another popular western tale , that of the forestdestroying Paul Bunyan . B. A. Botkin's A Treasury of American Folklore includes both tales . Chapman can be found alongside Lincoln and ...

Author: Gayle Brandow Samuels

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813535395

Category: History

Page: 214

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Enduring Roots tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple, the cherry, and the oldest of the world's trees, the bristlecone pine. These stories speak of our attachment to the land, of our universal and eternal need to leave a legacy, and demonstrate that the landscape is a gift, to be both received and, sometimes, tragically, to be destroyed.

World Folklore for Storytellers Tales of Wonder Wisdom Fools and Heroes

TALL TALE HEROES A tall tale is a story, usually a folktale, that makes a fantastic claim to explain something natural, or to tell about a character who is larger than life. A tall tale always is obviously fiction. The tall tale heroes, ...

Author: Howard J Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317451631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

Nature Writing Field Guide for Teachers

15 minutes: Mythology Chat– Discuss mythological creatures or legends from around the world. (i.e.: Zeus, Lochness Monster, Medusa, Paul Bunyan, etc.) 30 minutes: Storytelling– Take turns reading a mythological story aloud as a group, ...

Author: Jan D. Wellik


ISBN: 9780615194615

Category: Education

Page: 54

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Nature Writing Field Guide for Teachers offers educators a unique blend of literary and environmental science writing activities for grades 1-12. The nature writing curriculum in this guidebook offers young people a chance to explore the wonders of the natural world and expand literary and creative expression. Developed for the Eco Expressions nature writing program for youth to combine the healing powers of nature and writing to inspire positive change. Academic and behavioral results include critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Author Jan D. Wellik is Founder and Executive Director of Eco Expressions, based in San Diego, Calif.

From Sea to Shining Sea

Kickle Snifters and Other Fearsome Critters . Illustrated by Glen Rounds . ... Stories about Paul Bunyan were neither invented nor recounted by men who made their livings as lumbermen . Instead , they were the invention of James L.

Author: Amy Cohn

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590428683

Category: Children's literature, American.

Page: 399

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A compilation of more than 140 folk songs, tales, poems, and stories telling the history of America and reflecting its multicultural society. Illustrated by award-winning artists.

American Folklore Legends and Tall Tales for Readers Theatre

O'Reilly captured the spirit, lustiness, and brazenness of the old West in a series of Western folklore tales that embodied comic tall-tale elements of Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, and Febold Feboldson. Other authors crafted additional ...

Author: Anthony Fredericks

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591587347

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This collection has 20 tales in the popular theatre format.

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes

Due to its vicinity to the Great Lakes as well as the Great Plains, Minnesota blends several very different ... the solitary life of their trade, immersing themselves in the hardy way of life necessary to surviving in the natural world.

Author: Gladys L. Knight

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398834

Category: Social Science

Page: 1041

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This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

1 001 Praxis Core Practice Questions For Dummies with Online Practice

(B) That humans seek to understand their world and remember their histories as interesting stories rather than dry ... (B) Paul Bunyan was a giant lumberjack who did superhuman feats accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox. (C) Thomas Jefferson ...

Author: Carla C. Kirkland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119263951

Category: Education

Page: 528

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1,001 opportunities to hone your Praxis test-taking skills So, you're an aspiring teacher with your sights set on educating students. Good for you! Teaching is a noble profession, and it's quite a competitive one too. Each year, over 600,000 prospective educators take the Praxis exams—but not all of them will come out of these standardized tests with their certifications in tow. If you're wondering how you can up the ante and ensure you gain the credentials to score that coveted spot at the front of the classroom, the answer is a practice question away! 1,001 Praxis Core Practice Questions For Dummies goes beyond the instruction offered in typical study guides, offering more than a thousand practice opportunities for you to test and assess your understanding of what you can expect to encounter on the actual exam. Complemented with detailed, step-by-step solutions, each practice Praxis Core question gives you a leg up on the competition to earn your hard-earned position as the future's next great educator! Increase your chances of scoring higher on the Praxis Core exam Test your skills with practice problems for every question type Access practice problems online, from easy to hard Track your progress, pinpoint your strengths, and work through your weaknesses Practice your way to Praxis test-taking perfection! Free one-year access to all 1,001 practice questions online.

Can Poetry Save the Earth

Bonding wild nature to American voices makes a tall order (a la Paul Bunyan's tall tales). A “bard . . . commensurate with a people . . . incarnates its geography and natural life and rivers and lakes. Mississippi and Columbia and Ohio ...

Author: John Felstiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300155532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poets- from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyder- have helped us envision such details as ocean winds eroding and rebuilding dunes in the same breath, wild deer freezing in our presence, and a person carving initials on a still-living stranded whale.

The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties

70 According to Marling: In the 1930s, everybody knew Bemidji's mythical tales of the stupendous logging boss named Paul Bunyan. Novelist John Dos Passos appropriated the legend to symbolize the American worker, grown larger-than-life ...

Author: Rosemary J. Coombe

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822382492

Category: Law

Page: 478

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Logos, trademarks, national insignia, brand names, celebrity images, design patents, and advertising texts are vibrant signs in a consumer culture governed by a regime of intellectual property laws. In The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties, professor of law and cultural anthropologist Rosemary J. Coombe brings an illuminating ethnographic approach to an analysis of authorship and the role law plays in shaping the various meanings that animate these protected properties in the public sphere. Although such artifacts are ubiquitous in contemporary culture, little attention has been paid to the impact of intellectual property law in everyday life or to how ownership of specific intellectual properties is determined and exercised. Drawing on a wide range of cases, disputes, and local struggles, Coombe examines these issues and dismantles the legal assumption that the meaning and value of a text or image is produced exclusively by an individual author or that authorship has a single point of origin. In the process, she examines controversies that include the service of turbanned Sikhs in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the use of the term Olympic in reference to the proposed gay Olympic Games. Other chapters discuss the appropriation of such celebrity images as the Marx brothers, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, James Dean, and Luke Skywalker; the conflict over team names such as the Washington Redskins; and the opposition of indigenous peoples to stereotypical Native American insignia proffered by the entertainment industry. Ultimately, she makes a case for redefining the political in commodified cultural environments. Significant for its insights into the political significance of current intellectual property law, this book also provides new perspectives on debates in cultural anthropology, cultural studies, and political theory. It will therefore interest both a wide scholarly and a general audience.