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This chronological anthology of heroes and heroines, colorful personalities, and other prominent figures and events of American folklore retells popular stories, mingled with history, from the 17th century to modern times. Color & b&w photos & illus.


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This chronological anthology of heroes and heroines, colorful personalities, and other prominent figures and events of American folklore retells popular stories, mingled with history, from the 17th century to modern times. Color & b&w photos & illus.

30 review for American Folklore and Legend

  1. 4 out of 5

    Robby

    Great for reference. Grandkids loved it. A fun read for me and them.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Very interesting reading but some information is clearly incorrect or bias.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Geri

    I have read and referred to this book for 30 years. Stories from the famous to the obscure, this book artfully brings American folklore and history to life. The artwork alone is a delight. A must for anyone who loves fiction and history.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Don Heiman

    In 1978 The Reader’s Digest Association published “American Folklore and Legend” by editor June Polley and contributing writers John Bowman, Zane Kotker, and Wendy Murphy. The folklore source texts are based on 700+ individual authorships. The book has 405 pictures that depict folk legend themes and 24 musical score notations with lyrics. Also, the book has an exceptional index of annual State/City folklore festivals and travel guides. The folklores are captivating and reflect American history f In 1978 The Reader’s Digest Association published “American Folklore and Legend” by editor June Polley and contributing writers John Bowman, Zane Kotker, and Wendy Murphy. The folklore source texts are based on 700+ individual authorships. The book has 405 pictures that depict folk legend themes and 24 musical score notations with lyrics. Also, the book has an exceptional index of annual State/City folklore festivals and travel guides. The folklores are captivating and reflect American history from the founding of America in the 1620s through the American space explorations of the 1970’s. The Reader’s Digest writing team and sources helped me better understand America’s future through the sagas of heroes, beliefs, braggers, superstitions and baddies that underpin the folk legends of our past. (P)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris Sausler

    There were some really interesting/entertaining stories, but I just had too much trouble getting over how dated it was. It's pretty racist in many sections and blatantly pro-South in the Civil War section. I found I could still read it and enjoy much of it, but - as the folklore is often presented as fact - I'd be worried if it got into the hands of a younger, more impressionable reader. There were some really interesting/entertaining stories, but I just had too much trouble getting over how dated it was. It's pretty racist in many sections and blatantly pro-South in the Civil War section. I found I could still read it and enjoy much of it, but - as the folklore is often presented as fact - I'd be worried if it got into the hands of a younger, more impressionable reader.

  6. 5 out of 5

    April Raine

    Some interesting and entertaining tidbits, but at times disturbingly racist. Other moments offer historical enlightenment and a comprehensive perspective of the Nation's past. A lot more antidotes than folklore and legends. Some interesting and entertaining tidbits, but at times disturbingly racist. Other moments offer historical enlightenment and a comprehensive perspective of the Nation's past. A lot more antidotes than folklore and legends.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Berke

    it's very dry nobody's going to read this unless they're into history. Near the end I just started skimming because it's tales I've already heard in different capacities. To condense to be put in one book should have been broken up it's very dry nobody's going to read this unless they're into history. Near the end I just started skimming because it's tales I've already heard in different capacities. To condense to be put in one book should have been broken up

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Another winner! Everything that you would like to know about American folkore and more from Johnny Appleseed to the Story of the Alamo. This is a great book to pull of the shelf for some fun when you don't have that much time. Entertaining browsing like when people use browse encyclopedias. Another winner! Everything that you would like to know about American folkore and more from Johnny Appleseed to the Story of the Alamo. This is a great book to pull of the shelf for some fun when you don't have that much time. Entertaining browsing like when people use browse encyclopedias.

  9. 5 out of 5

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  10. 4 out of 5

    Jon Warren

    i'm into this i'm into this

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Clement

    very interesting

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    Put out by Reader's Digest. Has short bits of information, good leads if you need a jumping point, but not in depth. Meant for a YA audience. Put out by Reader's Digest. Has short bits of information, good leads if you need a jumping point, but not in depth. Meant for a YA audience.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

  14. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tristen

  16. 4 out of 5

    Candice R. Lemon

  17. 4 out of 5

    PJ Graham

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

  19. 5 out of 5

    Richard Blake

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alpha Craig

  21. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Cox

  22. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  23. 5 out of 5

    booklearner

  24. 5 out of 5

    Camden Ball

  25. 4 out of 5

    Brianna Allen

  26. 4 out of 5

    pearl denmen

  27. 4 out of 5

    Scott Larrabee

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brad Thompson

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cory

  30. 4 out of 5

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