The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Washington Irving; Will Moses; Will Moses (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399226878, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1995

Description
Washington Irving's classic tale of romantic schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his terrifying encounter with the Headless Horseman is given new life in this edition, featuring therichly detailed, one-of-a-kindfolk illustrations of Will Moses.


About the Author
One of the first American writers to gain acclaim in Europe, Washington Irving was also an essayist, a biographer, an historian, and a diplomat. He is best known for having written the short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appeared in the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Though he is best known for his short stories, Irving s written works include social and political commentary for the literary magazine Salmagundi, which he helped found, as well as biographies of a number of historical figures including George Washington and the prophet Muhammad. Irving died in 1859 at the age of 76.

It is no wonder Will Moses has found great success as a folk artist-he grew up around some of the best. At the age of only four years, Will began painting with his grandfather, Forrest K. Moses, a folk artist who learned to paint from his mother, Anna Mary Robertson, better known as Grandma Moses. Will, however, has received worldwide recognition for his own individual style, and his colorful and exuberant picture books have become favorites with today's children and their parents.

It is no wonder Will Moses has found great success as a folk artist-he grew up around some of the best. At the age of only four years, Will began painting with his grandfather, Forrest K. Moses, a folk artist who learned to paint from his mother, Anna Mary Robertson, better known as Grandma Moses. Will, however, has received worldwide recognition for his own individual style, and his colorful and exuberant picture books have become favorites with today's children and their parents.