Texas Legends

Author: Havenhill, Jackye

Subjects: History; Legends; Western America

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7

Order code: 3547

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 3547S

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Texas has two histories: a written history of valiant victories and settlers’ adventures, and oral stories or legends, often told in the evening to wide-eyed listeners. These stories have passed from generation to generation. Sometimes they have been changed a little in the telling by the individual storyteller’s own creative style, by filling in a detail only hazily remembered, or by exaggerating to add emphasis. It is even possible that two versions of a tale might coexist.

The folklore of Texas represents every geographic section of the state. Many of these stories of incidents that took place long ago are steeped in mystery and the inexplicable.

Texas Legends captures readers in the magical web of 29 legends from the High Plains, the Rolling Prairies, the Gateway from the North, the Woodland Lakes, the Brazos Valley, the Coastal East, the Border Tropics, the Hill Country, the Pecos Frontier, and the Towering West. For readers wishing to learn more, the author has supplied a comprehensive bibliography as a starting point.

Texas has two histories: a written history of valiant victories and settlers’ adventures, and oral stories or legends, often told in the evening to wide-eyed listeners. These stories have passed from generation to generation. Sometimes they have been changed a little in the telling by the individual storyteller’s own creative style, by filling in a detail only hazily remembered, or by exaggerating to add emphasis. It is even possible that two versions of a tale might coexist.

The folklore of Texas represents every geographic section of the state. Many of these stories of incidents that took place long ago are steeped in mystery and the inexplicable.

Texas Legends captures readers in the magical web of 29 legends from the High Plains, the Rolling Prairies, the Gateway from the North, the Woodland Lakes, the Brazos Valley, the Coastal East, the Border Tropics, the Hill Country, the Pecos Frontier, and the Towering West. For readers wishing to learn more, the author has supplied a comprehensive bibliography as a starting point.

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