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Teaser Tuesday #5: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving


TeaserTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1988)

Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving

Illustrator: Robert Van Nutt

Year Published: 1988

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Horror, Folktale, Drama, Romance

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday Synopsis

When Ichabod Crane becomes the new schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow, he quickly and happily adjusts to the local ways. He delights in the bountiful dinners he’s served when visiting the prosperous farms of the region; he enjoys the local yarns and scary legends that fill the firelit evenings of autumn; and he comes to love the idea of marrying Katrina Van Tassel and of one day owning her father’s wealth and lands. There’s one problem with his plans, though: Brom Bones, the local hero, who decided long ago to wed Katrina himself. And now, to his annoyance, this pasty-faced bookworm named Ichabod is making a serious bid. This droll tale of romantic rivalry climaxes with the appearance of the Headless Horseman. The spirited narration by Glenn Close, radiant illustrations by Robert Van Nutt, and original music by Tim Story capture all the wit, fun, and shivers of this early American tale. In 1988 the audio was honored with a Grammy nomination in the category of best recording for children.

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“He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew. To see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.”

I honestly love this story! Glenn Close’s narration is perfect for this story and the music and illustrations are truly beautiful!  I think this  is Rabbit Ears’ scariest story ever made!

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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Teaser Tuesday #4: The Fool and the Flying Ship by Eric Metaxas


TeaserTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Fool and the Flying Ship (1991)

Title: The Fool and the Flying Ship

Author: Eric Metaxas

Illustrator: Henrik Drescher

Year Published: 1991

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Humor, Folktale, Russia

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday Synopsis

When the Tsar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, a goofy country bumpkin sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way. Includes an audio cassette with narration and music.

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“Ahoy there, Lord Pegleg!” cried the Fool. “Why are you hopping on one foot?”

“And what would you have do on one foot?” the man asked. “Pirouette? Besides, if I were to untie my other foot I would move too fast for anyone to see me. Why, I would trip over the equator in one stride.”

“That’s pretty quick,” the Fool said.

“If you think that’s quick,” the man replied, “you should have seen me before the old arthritis set in.”

 

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Wow! This story is amazing!  I just loved Henrik Drescher’s illustrations and Robin Williams’ narration is hilarious to listen to!  It’s great hearing Robin Williams’ voice again.

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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Teaser Tuesday #3: Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby by Eric Metaxas


TeaserTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby (1990)

Title: Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby

Author: Eric Metaxas

Year Published: 1990

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Animals, Humor, Folktale

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday Synopsis

That Brer Rabbit was the backsassin’est critter in ten counties and it got so Brer Fox just couldn’t bear it another second. And that’s why he stirred himslef up a sticky, gooey Tar Baby, and left it on a log for Brer Rabbit to run smack into. A whimsical book for kids. Illustrated in full color.

Teaser Tuesday

“But sooner or later, Brer Fox up and decided that he had about all he could take of Brer Rabbit’s sass and he figured out a clever plan, whereby he get Brer Rabbit back once and for all.”

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This story is quite enjoyable so far, although I’m not sure that the illustrations would fit with this type of story.

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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Teaser Tuesday #2: Pecos Bill by Brian Gleeson


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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Pecos Bill (1988)

Title: Pecos Bill

Author: Brian Gleeson

Year Published: 1988

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Adventure, Western

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday Synopsis

Brian Gleeson has drawn on old source materials to adapt a story that is rich in language and imagery and sheer nonsensical fun, and illustrator Tim Raglin has worked inspired magic on this legendary character from the Old West. Among the best traditional American tall tales, this one stands very tall indeed.

Teaser Tuesday

“Why, you’re as naked as a jaybird, partner.  Why in tar nation you’re running around without clothes.  Did you lose them in a poker game or are you just glad to see me?”

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This is one awesome story!!! Its so hilarious and Robin Williams did a fantastic job at narrating this story!

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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Teaser Tuesday #1: East of the Sun West of the Moon by D.J. MacHale


Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

East of the Sun West of the Moon  (1991)

Title: East of the Sun West of the Moon

Author: D.J. MacHale

Year Published: 1991

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday SynopsisMax von Sydow dramatically retells this traditional Scandinavian tale of a young girl who, in order to reclaim her lost love, enlists the four winds to travel to the castle that lies East of the Sun and West of the Moon. The exquisite musical score is provided by award-winning composer Lyle Mays.

Teaser Tuesday“Once she was outside, the bear turned to her,

“Are you afraid?” he asked.

The girl trembled with fear, but shook her head, “No.”

“Then hold on tightly to my coat.”

The girl climbed on the back of the huge beast and off they went.

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I just love this story!  It’s a pretty interesting story and I would love to read more from it!

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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