The Bunyans

Author: Audrey Wood
Illustrator: David Shannon
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
Publication Date: 1996
Awards: Children's Literature Choices 1997
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Gr. 3+

Overview: The tall tales of Paul Bunyan are continued into the next generation. This version tells that his children are responsible for making many well-known American landmarks.

Activity: This book makes a great introduction or conclusion to a lesson on landmarks. Students can find information on these landmarks to present to the class. Students can create their own tall tale and a classroom book of tall tales could be put together.

Reviewer’s Name: Patricia Carroll