Paul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson by Teresa Bateman

Paul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson

Teresa Bateman


Paul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson by Teresa Bateman

As we all know, Paul Bunyan was born big and kept on growing. As a boy, sometimes it was hard not having someone his own size around. As an adult, it was hard to make friends, too, and even with the company of his pet ox, Babe, Paul was sometimes lonely. When Hals Halson, another giant of a man, challenges Paul to a fight to determine the best lumberjack, Paul wins the day . . . and a new friend!';The graphically manipulated art is in full color, portraying tall trees and dense forests as well as these two giantsonly partially contained in some spreads.' School Library Journal';The rustic, rough-hewn illustrations are bold, with a sculpted look that plays up the combatants' brawn and their outsized proportions; Babe is a vibrant, glowing blue.'Kirkus Reviews';This refreshing title focuses . . . on the towering lumberjack's feelings, especially his loneliness. . . . Bateman's simple, smooth text has fun with the inherently faulty credibility of tall-tale narrators. . . . Canga's slickly textured, digital compositions find the humor in Paul's and Hals' outsize proportions. . . . A whimsical addition to both tall-tale and character-education units.'Booklist';The illustrations spill off each page. This book could be used with unit topics on friendship and teamwork.'Library Media ConnectionTeresa Bateman is the author of many books for children, includingPaul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson: The Giant Lumberjack Challenge!,The Bully Blockers Club, andApril Foolishness. She is a children's librarian and lives in Washington State.C. B. Canga received his BFA in illustration from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, where he is now a drawing instructor. He lives in California with his wife, Robyn, and two children.

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4th February 2014




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