The Man Who Lived in a Hollow Tree

By Anne Shelby; Cor Hazelaar (Illustrator)
(Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, Hardcover, 9780689861697, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 10, 2009

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Most tall tales are no taller than the teller. This one is taller than a tree - a great-great-grandaddy of a sycamore, just right for moving into, for settling down in and raising children and children and children.

It's a story starting way back in time about one man and something magical happening. Was it his doing? Or nature's?

With a storyteller's lilt and a folk-artist's eye, a writer and an illustrator have made something magical of an Appalachian legend.

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