Herman Melville – It’s a Whale of a Tale!

Posted by George Frein
on March 28, 2013.

Herman Melville went to the South Seas for four years as a young man in his early twenties. When he got home, he had a head full of sea stories and a conviction that there was no place like a ship for studying human nature. In just a few months he had written his first […]

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Davy Crockett Tall Tales

Posted by Caroline McIntyre
on March 21, 2013.

As a warm-up to Larry Bounds Saturday Mar 23 discussion focused on Davy Crockett tall tales for kids of all ages, here’s a one told by S.E. (Spooky) Schlosser the author of the “Spooky Series” by Globe Pequot Press, as well as “The Ghost Stories Deck” by Random House.  Story found on americanfolklore.net Davy Crockett […]

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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

Posted by Caroline McIntyre
on March 14, 2013.

So who was this Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier?  First, he was David. . . Everyone called him David, or Congressman Crockett – not Davy. “Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee” . . . No, not really, his birth happened down in the valley on the banks of a river, but it was […]

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