THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN: Tall Tles of American Animals by R.B.- Ed. Downs

THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN: Tall Tles of American Animals

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If there is a treasury of native American humor, it appears from this comprehensive collection that one great imaginary animal with human overtones is at the bottom of it all. Yankees, hillbillies, Texans and literati are all represented here: H. Allen Smith; Thurber; E.B. White; Davy Crockett; Joel Chandler Harris; Mark Twain; and hundreds of superliterate fauna. There are horse stories, cow stories, man-at-the-bar-with-a-soused-mouse-in-his-pocket stories; Brer Rabbit, Pecos Bill, coyotes, sea serpents, and blue jays; ""Pigs is Pigs"" and mules ""weigh more, akordin tu their eft, than enny of other kreetur, except a crow bar"". A basic collection, with a wide range, there's something here for the whole family (but not all are proper bedtime stories.)

Pub Date: Jan. 13th, 1964
Publisher: Macmillan