Early American Legends and Folktales
Mythology and Legends around the World
Reading Level: 4
Interest Level: 3-6
Early American folktales demonstrate the ambitions and values of the first settlers in the United States, including bravery, honesty, and a pioneering spirit. These legends, tall tales, and fairytales also introduced beloved figures like Babe the Blue Ox and Paul Bunyan. This book explains the traditions of storytelling that are uniquely American and describes how historical events shaped the stories we still tell in modern day.