Pecos Bill, 1st Edition

  • David L. Ferrell
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  • ISBN-10: 1477771921
  • ISBN-13: 9781477771921
  • DDC: 741.5
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
  • 24 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The American tall tale has a starring role in the new Common Core curriculum, and tales do not get much taller than the stories of Pecos Bill. His adventures include fighting the Bear Lake Monster and lassoing and riding a tornado--and this legend is just getting warmed up! Most historians and folklorists think Pecos Bill stories are fiction, but there is the possibility that the character could be based in part on William Shafter, nicknamed Pecos Bill, who was known for being tougher than most folks. Whether based on a real man, or just pure American invention, readers will be thrilled to be along for the ride.

Features and Benefits

  • Historical Context Overview, Key Character Summary, Timelines, Glossary, Pronunciation Guide, Index, Web Sites.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Main Characters.
1: Pecos Bill.
Timeline: William Shafter and Pecos Bill.