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Write Your Own Tall Tale


Writing tips and activities to help readers become writers of tall tales.

Tall tales are chock-full of heroes whose impossible explots often explain America's landscape. Their incredible adventures will leave you grinning. Some of the larger-than-life characters in these whoppers are based on real people, while others spring forth from the imaginations of writers just like you.


Aimed at middle school reading level, realistic range would be from upper elementary on up. For adults, would be useful to get a "feel" of the genres, though these aren't hefty duty "how to write" texts.

Readers become writers with tips from expert authors. Each book concentrates on a particular genre, providing writing activities, excerpts from well-known works, and a writer’s timeline to help translate imagination into real stories.

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