Sweet Land of Story

Sweet Land of Story

Pleasant DeSpain (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874835694

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This unique collection of American stories from the frozen tundra of Alaska to the lush green hills of Virginia; from the sweltering bayous of Louisiana to the windswept prairies of South Dakota is told in DeSpain's signature gentle style. Every reader will find something of interest - the stories range from practical tales of wisdom such as Pulling the Rope to silly and scary ones such as The Haint that Roared and The Big, Smelly, Hairy Toe. The stories' represent not only the geographic diversity of the United States but also offer a portrait of our nation's character, values, beliefs, and customs that differ from region to region yet retain a fundamental sense of shared community.

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Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Legends & Myths People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
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