Johnny Kaw

Johnny Kaw

A Tall Tale

eBook - 2013
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Five minutes after his birth, Johnny Kaw is over six feet tall and still growing. When he outgrows his crib and even their town, his parents decide to move west where "little" Johnny can have plenty of room to play. After the family crosses the wide Missouri River to Kansas, Johnny sits down to play with his dog. His bottom ends up making the valley where his family will settle. And when Johnny clears stones from a field so his father can plow, he ends up creating the Rocky Mountains in the process. The legendary folk hero shapes the state's landscape by carving out valleys and creating prairies with his bare hands. Why, he even takes on a tornado when it threatens the family farm. Kansas native Devin Scillian spins a rollicking, rhyming yarn based on the tall tale of Johnny Kaw. Comedic, exaggerated artwork from artist Brad Sneed brings this character to BIG life.
Publisher: Ann Arbor : Sleeping Bear Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781627530255
9781627530064
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: NC Kids

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snicholson76 Jul 03, 2013

This sing-songy picture book tells the story of giant Johnny Kaw and how the Great Plains became so flat. Surprisingly, the story brings a tear to the eye!

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