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Author Hamilton, Mary, 1952-

Title Kentucky folktales : revealing stories, truths, and outright lies / Mary Hamilton
Published Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; HAUNTS, FRIGHTS, AND CREEPY TALES; Stormwalker; Promises to Keep; The Gingerbread Boy; Little Ripen Pear; Flannel Mouth; The Blue Light; The Open Grave; TALL TALES AND OUTRIGHT LIES; Daniel Boone on the Hunt; Farmer Brown's Crop; Hunting Alone; Otis Ayers Had a Dog -- Two Stories; Some Dog; MORE KENTUCKY FOLKTALES; The Enormous Bear; The Farmer's Smart Daughter; The Fortune Teller; The Princess Who Could Not Cry; Rawhead and Bloody Bones; BEYOND KENTUCKY FOLKTALES; Kate Crackernuts; The King and His Advisor; Rabbit and the Alligators
FAMILY TALES AND PERSONAL NARRATIVESA Place to Start; Jeff Rides the Rides; Jump Rope Kingdom; Mary Helen's Fiance; This Is the Story . . .; Permissions and Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary The storytelling tradition has long been an important piece of Kentucky history and culture. Folktales, legends, tall tales, and ghost stories hold a special place in the imaginations of inventive storytellers and captive listeners. In Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies Kentucky storyteller Mary Hamilton narrates a range of stories with the voice and creativity only a master storyteller can evoke. Hamilton has perfected the art of entrancing an audience no matter the subject of her tales. Kentucky Folktales includes stories about Daniel Boone's ability to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Storytelling -- Kentucky.
Tales -- Kentucky.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813136016 (electronic bk.)
0813140307 (electronic bk.)
9780813136011 (electronic bk.)
9780813140308 (electronic bk.)