Johnny Kaw : a tall tale / written by Devin Scillian ; illustrated by Brad Sneed.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Based on a fictional Kansas character, a very large Johnny Kaw clears the plains, tames a tornado, and creates the Rocky Mountains by throwing boulders in this original tall tale"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781585367917 : SAL
      1585367915 : SAL
    • Accession Number:
      2012033690
    • Accession Number:
      fay.379017
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SCILLIAN, D.; SNEED, B. Johnny Kaw : a tall tale. [s. l.]: Sleeping Bear Press, 2013. ISBN 9781585367917. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.379017. Acesso em: 24 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Scillian D, Sneed B. Johnny Kaw : A Tall Tale. Sleeping Bear Press; 2013. Accessed September 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.379017
    • APA:
      Scillian, D., & Sneed, B. (2013). Johnny Kaw : a tall tale. Sleeping Bear Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Scillian, Devin, and Brad Sneed. 2013. Johnny Kaw : A Tall Tale. Sleeping Bear Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.379017.
    • Harvard:
      Scillian, D. and Sneed, B. (2013) Johnny Kaw : a tall tale. Sleeping Bear Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.379017 (Accessed: 24 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Scillian, D & Sneed, B 2013, Johnny Kaw : a tall tale, Sleeping Bear Press, viewed 24 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Scillian, Devin, and Brad Sneed. Johnny Kaw : A Tall Tale. Sleeping Bear Press, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.379017.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Scillian, Devin, and Brad Sneed. Johnny Kaw : A Tall Tale. Sleeping Bear Press, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.379017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Scillian D, Sneed B. Johnny Kaw : a tall tale [Internet]. Sleeping Bear Press; 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 24]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.379017

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2013 August #1

Johnny Kaw, a Kansas "folk" hero (invented in the 1950s), gets his own tall tale here. Barefoot, flaxen haired, and growing up higher than the rolling hills in illustrator Sneed's sinuous watercolors, Johnny clears fields (thus forming the Rocky Mountains) and seeds them all with one spit, slices the top from an enormous twister with his scythe, and finally, in a not particularly ecofriendly act, creates the great American prairie by ripping out all the trees—so that the sunset will always be visible from his beloved mother's grave. Scillian relates these and other feats in rollicking verse: "He was born on a night when a stormy wind blew; / Five minutes old, already six feet two." Observant readers may note a reference to a "white" porch swing that is a different color in the art, and they will search in vain for either a clear ending to Kaw's epic tale or, for that matter, a source note. No matter: as a personification of our once-expansive American spirit, Kaw strides through the American landscape like Jerdine Nolen's Big Jabe (2000), Anne Isaacs' Swamp Angel (1994), and the rest of Paul Bunyan's outsize progeny. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall

This Kansas tall tale relates the exploits of Johnny Kaw, who was born six-foot-two and continued growing. Johnny's adventures recall Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan's: he tames a cyclone, creates the Rocky Mountains, and clears trees from the plains. The awkward rhymes with uneven rhythm detract from the folksy narrative; soft illustrations capture the character's enormity and majesty of the Great Plains.