Index of AppLit Pages by Genre

Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature for Children and Young Adults
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Thematic Table of Contents for Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia
lists works in most of these genres by 105 women writers.
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Drama

Activities to Accompany Study of Appalachian Folktales and Dramatizations by the Jack Tale Players - by Tina L. Hanlon and R. Rex Stephenson

All-American, All-Star USO Show, or "Who Needs Bob Hope?" - article by Tina L. Hanlon

Appalachian Folktales in Films, Dramatic Adaptations, and Storytelling Recordings - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Dramas and Tales by R. Rex Stephenson - by Tina L. Hanlon

Blue Ridge Adaptation of Heidi Closes Season at Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre  - article by Tina L. Hanlon

Chinese Students Learn Jack Tales - article by Tina L. Hanlon

Ferrum Performers Keep Jack Tales Alive - article by Lana A. Whited and Tina L. Hanlon

Frankie - review & photos by Lana A. Whited of 2001 play on Frankie Silver by William Gregg and Perry Deane Young

Introduction to "Mutsmag" by R. Rex Stephenson - background by Tina L. Hanlon

Jack and the King's Girl - collected and retold by R. Rex Stephenson, with suggestions for using as dramatic play

A Midsummer Night's Recollection - full text of one-act play by Becky Mushko

Play It Again and Again - article about BRDT by Laurie Edwards

Puppet Plays by Fifth-Grade Students - compiled by media specialist DeAnn Setler

The Script as Story Theatre - short essay by R. Rex Stephenson, writer/director of the Jack Tale Players

Standards of Learning Covered by Study of Stephenson's "Mutsmag" and "Ashpet" Dramatizations - by Cathy Brookshire

Strong Women in Appalachian Folktale Dramatizations by R. Rex Stephenson - essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Study Guides on Dramatizations by the Ferrum Jack Tale Players - by Tina L. Hanlon and R. Rex Stephenson

Teacher’s Study Guide for the Jack Tale Players and "Two Lost Babes - by Thomas Townsend

Too Free for Me Concludes Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre Anniversary Season - review by Lana A. Whited

Fiction for Adults (see also Folklore)

The Altar of Patriarchy in John Ehle's The Winter People - essay by M. Katherine Grimes

Bibliographies Compiled by Summer 2002 NEH Institute, Regional Studies for Liberal Arts Learning: An Appalachian Exemplar

"Based on a True Story": Using Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad of Frankie Silver to Teach the Conventions of Fiction - essay by Lana A. Whited

Becky Mushko's Homepage - web page by the author

Bibliography of Books by George Ella Lyon - supplied by the author

Book Review of The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb - by Lana A. Whited

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Frankie Silver Resources - annotated bibliography by Lana A. Whited

James Still's Books for and about Children: Bibliography and Study Guide - by Tina L. Hanlon

Lesson Plan on Pinckney Benedict's "The Sutton Pie Safe" from Town Smokes - by Annette Coleman McGrew

Nature and the Environment in Appalachian Literature - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Novel and Film Internet Resource Guide for John Fox, Jr.'s The Trail of the Lonesome Pine - by Judy A. Teaford

Reading List for Project Teaching Appalachian Literature

Spelldown - full text of short story by Becky Mushko, suitable for all ages

Unit Lesson Plan on The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb and Songcatcher Directed by Maggie Greenwald - by Judy A. Teaford

Fiction for Children and Young Adults (see also Folklore, Folktale Texts, and Picture Books)

Note that some items under Fiction for Adults deal with teaching those selections at the high school or middle school level.

Appalachia in the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins - study guide by Tina L. Hanlon

Appalachian Christmas Books for Children and Young Adults - annotated bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Appalachian Fiction for Children and Young Adults - bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Becky Mushko's Homepage - web page by the author

Awiakta, Marilou - author page by Tina L. Hanlon

Background Resources on Appalachian Children's Literature - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Books by George Ella Lyon - supplied by the author

Bibliography of Works by and about Marilou Awiakta - by Tina L. Hanlon

Books by May Justus for Children and Young Adults - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia! Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature - by Susan V. Mead
Contains teaching guides for:
Cornelia Cornelissen's Soft Rain
Virginia Hamilton's M. C. Higgins, the Great
Gloria Houston's Bright Freedom’s Song: A Story of the Underground Railroad
Sandra Markle's The Fledglings
Jerrie Oughton's Music from a Place Called Half Moon
Elizabeth Partridge's Clara and the Hoodoo Man
Karen Adams Sulkin's The Mystery of Roanoke
Laurence Yep's The Star Fisher

The Contributions of Rebecca Caudill and Dorothy Hoobler to Appalachian Literature for Young Adults - article by Mary Warner

Dear Diary - fantasy story by elementary student Erin Miller

Depictions of Language Change and Dialect Diversity in Children's Books - essay by Tina L. Hanlon

First Graders Pursue Giants and Little People - article by Linda Mainland

Folklore in Books by Virginia Hamilton - annotated bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction - annotated bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

The Good Heart of Thunderpants - full text of story by Bob Henry Baber

A Greater Fairness: May Justus as Popular Educator - article by George W. Loveland

Hillchild: A Folklore Chapbook about, for, and by West Virginia Children - review by Phyllis Wilson Moore

James Still's Books for and about Children: Bibliography and Study Guide - by Tina L. Hanlon

The Magic Ruby - fantasy story by Wendy Trotter in 4th grade

The Miner's Daughter by Gretchen M. Laskas - revew by Tina L. Hanlon

Nature and the Environment in Appalachian Literature - bibliography and study guide by Tina L. Hanlon

Notes on Language Use in Cynthia Rylant's Missing May - by Stephanie Humphries

Old and New Stories from Appalachia - article by Tina L. Hanlon

Peter Rapp-It - full text of story by Bob Henry Baber

Reading List for Project Teaching Appalachian Literature

Sociological Threads Within the Quilt of Appalachian Children’s Literature: A Survey of Historical Fiction - bibliography by Susan V. Mead

Spelldown - full text of short story by Becky Mushko, suitable for all ages

Spelldown Lesson Plans - by Tammy Woods

Study Guide for Where the Lilies Bloom, a Novel by Vera and Bill Cleaver - by M. Katherine Grimes

Teaching Appalachia - essay by Tracy L. Roberts

A Teaching Guide for A Far-Off Land by Rebecca Caudill and The Trail on Which They Wept by Dorothy Hoobler - by Mary Warner

To Come and Go Like Magic by Katie P. Fawcett - review by Tina L. Hanlon

Trivia Page contains little known facts and fascinating details about works of fiction.

The Werewolf's Daughter by M. R. Street - review by J. G. Annino

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature - teaching unit by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt

Film

Appalachian Films, Animations, Documentaries, Sitcoms and Variety Shows:  Judy's Picks - bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Appalachian Folktales in Film, Drama, and Storytelling Recordings - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

A Basic West Virginia Film Festival: Using Films and Videos in the WVLC Collection - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Bibliographies Compiled by Summer 2002 NEH Institute, Regional Studies for Liberal Arts Learning:  An Appalachian Exemplar

Early West Virginia Cinema: From Tol’able David to The Night of the Hunter, 1921-1955 - essay by Steve Fesenmaier

Film Monsters and Heroes of West Virginia - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

From the Brothers Grimm: Bibliography of Tom Davenport’s Fairy Tale Films - by Tina L. Hanlon

Lesson Plan and Internet Resource Guide for Film The Ballad of the Sad Café - by Judy A. Teaford

Lesson Plan and Internet Resource Guide for Film Nell - by Judy A. Teaford
(screenplay by William Nicholson and Mark Handley, based on play Idioglossia by Mark Handley)

More than Fifty Movie Places to Visit in West Virginia Before You Die - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Once Upon a Time in Appalachia: Tom Davenport’s Fairy Tale Films - abstract of essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Steve Fesenmaier's Annotated Bibliographies of West Virginia and Appalachian Films - index page

Steve's Appalachian Video Update: 1996 to 2001 - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Ten Best Indie Feature Films Made in West Virginia - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Ten Essential Documentaries About West Virginia NOT by WV Filmmakers - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Ten Essential West Virginia Films by West Virginia Filmmakers - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Ten Greatest Documentary Films by Women in Appalachia - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Ten Greatest Feature Films About West Virginia - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

The Ten Most Psychotronic Films Made in West Virginia - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

2004 New and Once Lost Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - February 2005 - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

2005 New and Once Lost Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - February 2005 - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

2006 New Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - February 2007 - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

2003 New and Once Lost Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - July 2003 - bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier

Unit Lesson Plan on The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb and Songcatcher Directed by Maggie Greenwald - by Judy A. Teaford

West Virginia and Appalachian Videos in the Collection of the West Virginia Library Commission - annotated bibliography by Steve Fesenmaier, 1996

West Virginia Filmmakers & Indie Film Exhibitors Map - March 2004 - assembled by Steve Fesenmaier

West Virginia's Now-Famous First-Time Filmmakers - essay by Steve Fesenmaier

What about Films? Lesson Plan on Mountain Humor and Jack and the Dentist's Daughter - by Judy A. Teaford

Writing Movie Reviews, in Short Teaching Tips - by Judy A. Teaford

Folklore

To find folk narratives listed by themes, see Annotated Index of Appalachian Folktales and Folktale Picture Book Bibliography.

Activities to Accompany Study of Appalachian Folktales and Dramatizations by the Jack Tale Players - by Tina L. Hanlon and R. Rex Stephenson

Adaptations of Minority Legends: A Look at a Re-Telling of "John Henry" - annotated bibliography and analysis by Tracy L. Roberts

All-American, All-Star USO Show, or "Who Needs Bob Hope?" - article by Tina L. Hanlon

Annotated Index of Appalachian Folktales Listed by Tale Title - over 70 bibliography pages by Tina L. Hanlon
See
Site Index: Bibliographies or Combined List of All Tales in Index Alphabetically for other lists of folk narratives included in this section.

Appalachian Riddles

Appalachian Folktales: Background Resources - by Tina L. Hanlon

Appalachian Folktales in Film, Drama, and Storytelling Recordings - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Ashpet Crossword Puzzle - by Frances Auville

Awiakta, Marilou - author page by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature and Collections for All Ages - by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Dramas and Tales by R. Rex Stephenson - by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Feminist Collections of Folktales - by Tina L. Hanlon - not Appalachian, but gives links to parallel Appalachian tales

Bibliography of Works by and about Marilou Awiakta - by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Works by and about Richard Chase - by Tina L. Hanlon

Big Fraid, Little Fraid by Ellis Credle - short review by Volkert Volkersz

Book Review of The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb - by Lana A. Whited

Books by May Justus for Children and Young Adults - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Chinese Students Learn Jack Tales - article by Tina L. Hanlon

Creative Activities for Three Appalachian Folktales - by Frances Auville

Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Diagrams of Types of Folk Literature - by Tina L. Hanlon

Exercise on Appalachian Language in Jack and the Three Sillies - by Ann Fulcher and Tina L. Hanlon

First Graders Pursue Giants and Little People - article by Linda Mainland

Folk Heroes (tall tale and ballad) - teaching unit in West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt

Folklore in Books by Virginia Hamilton - annotated bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction - annotated bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Folkways in Appalachian Children's Books - abstracts

Frankie Silver Resources - annotated bibliography by Lana A. Whited

From the Brothers Grimm:  Bibliography of Tom Davenport’s Fairy Tale Films - by Tina L. Hanlon

Gayle Ross, Cherokee Storyteller - annotated bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

General Guidelines for Teaching with Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, Fables, Ballads, and Other Short Works of Folklore - by Tina L. Hanlon

Ghosts (Stories and Songs) - teaching unit in West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt

A Guide to Appalachian Folklore and Literature in Crosscurrents of Children's Literature - by Tina L. Hanlon

Hillchild: A Folklore Chapbook about, for, and by West Virginia Children - review by Phyllis Wilson Moore

Humor - teaching unit in West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt

Illustrations for "Catskins" by Russell Kent's Kindergarten Class

Illustrations for "Mutsmag" by Franklin County School Children

Introduction to An Appalachian Mother Goose by James Still and Paul Brett Johnson - by Tina L. Hanlon

Introduction to "Mutsmag" by R. Rex Stephenson - background by Tina L. Hanlon

James Still's Books for and about Children: Bibliography and Study Guide - by Tina L. Hanlon

James Taylor Adams - author page by Michelle Vincent

Lesson Plan for Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes - by Brenda Muse

Mutsmag vs. Hansel and Gretel - reading journal entry by college student Jessica Foley

Nature and the Environment in Appalachian Literature - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Notes on Language Use in Alan Schroeder's Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella - by Stephanie Humphries

Old and New Stories from Appalachia - article by Tina L. Hanlon

Once Upon a Time in Appalachia:  Tom Davenport’s Fairy Tale Films - abstract of essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Play It Again and Again - article about BRDT and Jack Tale Players by Laurie Edwards

Polly is Dead - poem by Drew Howell in response to Polly Vaughn by Moser

Ray and Orville Hicks, Storytellers of North Carolina - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Responses to Rex Stephenson's "Mutsmag" by College Students - by Laurie Borslien, Corey Brooks, and Brandon Showell

Review of Davy Crockett Stories - by Sam, age 8

The Script as Story Theatre - short essay by R. Rex Stephenson, writer/director of the Jack Tale Players

Standards of Learning Covered by Study of Stephenson's "Mutsmag" and "Ashpet" Dramatizations - by Cathy Brookshire

Stephen Gordon Produces Video on Appalachian Oral Tradition for 2005 National History Day Project

Strong Women in Appalachian Folktale Dramatizations by R. Rex Stephenson - essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Strong Women in Appalachian Folktales - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Students Write Jack Tales - by Merri Hess, with a number of Jack Tales written by fourth graders

Study Guide for "Ferradiddledumday" and Other "Rumpelstiltskin" Stories - by Becky Mushko and Tina L. Hanlon

Study Guides on Dramatizations by the Ferrum Jack Tale Players - by Tina L. Hanlon and R. Rex Stephenson

Superstitions Recorded by English 101 Students - by Judy A. Teaford

Supernatural Tales from the Appalachian Mountains: An Annotated Bibliography - by Judy A. Teaford

Tall Tales and Jack Tales: Literature and Writing Activities - by Tina L. Hanlon and Sarah Harris

Teacher’s Study Guide for the Jack Tale Players and "Two Lost Babes - by Thomas Townsend

Teaching Appalachia - essay by Tracy L. Roberts

Teaching Four "Jack" Books - by Anne Newlun

Timeline of Appalachian Folktales in Oral and Written Traditions - by Tina L. Hanlon

Transplanted in Appalachia:  Illustrated Folk Tales by Barry Moser - essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Trivia Page contains little known facts and fascinating details about works based on folklore.

A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver - review by Lana A. Whited of book by Daniel Patterson

Unit Lesson Plan on Mountain Humor in  Folktales and Other Media - by Judy A. Teaford

Unit Lesson Plan on The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb and Songcatcher Directed by Maggie Greenwald - by Judy A. Teaford

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature - teaching unit by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt

Wheel of Fantasy: Game on Language in The Jack Tales - by Rebecca Woodrun

Wicked John and the Devil Crossword Puzzle - by Frances Auville

Wonder Tales in Appalachia - essay by Grace Toney Edwards

Folktale Texts (see also Music for lyrics of traditional songs)

To find folktales listed by themes, see Annotated Index of Appalachian Folktales and Folktale Picture Book Bibliography.

Tales below labeled "oral folktale" are from the James Taylor Adams Collection (southwestern VA, 1930s-40s)

The Babes in the Woods - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

The Big Old Sow and the Three Little Pigs - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

Cinderella's Slipper - oral folktale collected by Emory L. Hamilton

The Boy Who Was Sent for Soap - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

Death and the Old Woman  - oral folktale collected by Richard Chase

Down Come a Leg - oral folktale collected by Richard Chase

The Endless Tale - and - The Tale Without an End - oral Jack tales collected by James Taylor Adams

Ferradiddledumday (A Blue Ridge version of "Rumpelstiltskin") - story by Becky Mushko

Fool Jack and the Talking Crow - oral folktale collected by Richard Chase

The Gingerbread Boy - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

The Greenbrier Ghost - legend retold by Avis Caynor and Dennis Deitz, with audio reading by Dewitt Wyatt

The Hairy Woman - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

Hold Your Breath - family tale with words and audio by Ernest Caynor

How the Cricket Got its Churp - tale by elementary student Drew Echols

How Jack Got a New Shirt - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

How Jack Got Tom To Do Will's Hard Work - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

How the Porcupine Got His Quills - tale by Jessica Faught in 7th grade

Jack and his Lump of Silver - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

Jack and his Lump of Silver - collected from Raymond Sloan by R. Rex Stephenson

Jack and the King's Girl - collected and retold by R. Rex Stephenson

Jack and Mossyfoot - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

Jack and the Giants - retold by R. Rex Stephenson

Jack and the Robbers - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

Jack Goes to Seek his Fortune - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

Jack Plays The Banjo For Tom - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

The Johnny Cake Boy - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

The Little Babes in the Woods - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

Mountain Marbles: An Appalachian Tale - written by Tracy L. Roberts, illustrated by Stella Reinhard

Munsmeg - oral folktale collected by Richard Chase

Mutsmag - online picture book adaptation by R. Rex Stephenson, illustrated by school children, Introduction by Tina L. Hanlon

Mutsy of the Sea - a California adaptation of "Mutsmag" by Shelby Mahan

The Neighbor's Pigs - words and audio by storyteller Bonnie Collins

The Old Man and His Seven Sons - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

Old Guy Frye - oral folktale collected by Richard Chase

The Poor Boy and Rich Girl - oral folktale collected by Emory L. Hamilton

Pretty Polly - oral folktale collected by Emory L. Hamilton

Puppet Plays by Fifth-Grade Students - compiled by DeAnn Setler

Seneca The-Mush-Stick (Catskins) - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

The Soap Tale - oral folktale collected by Emory L. Hamilton

Students Write Jack Tales - by Merri Hess, with nine Jack Tales written by fourth graders

The Tale Without an End - and - The Endless Tale - oral Jack tales collected by James Taylor Adams

The Thieving Boy - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

The Three Bears - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

The Three Gold Nuts - folktale told by Dicy Adams to James Taylor Adams

Through Thick and Thin - oral folktale collected by James M. Hylton

Tony Beaver and the Watermelon Party - tall tale by Mary E. Cober, with audio reading by Phil Wyatt

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature - teaching unit by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt contains audio tales

Willie and the Devil - oral folktale collected by James Taylor Adams

Language

See also Lesson Plans, especially lessons on poetry, for exercises on language in literature.

Appalachian Dialects - bibliography by Stephanie Humphries

Appalachian Riddles - bibliography and texts compiled by Tina L. Hanlon

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature - by Susan V. Mead - includes activities related to Cherokee language and other materials on minority cultures

Depictions of Language Change and Dialect Diversity in Children's Books - essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Exercise on Appalachian Language in Jack and the Three Sillies - by Ann Fulcher and Tina L. Hanlon

Hillbilly or Appalachian: Is There a Difference? Lesson Plan 1 on stereotypes and jokes in Unit Lesson Plan on Mountain Humor in  Folktales and Other Media - by Judy A. Teaford

In Support of Integrating Minority Dialect Literature Into the Classroom - by Stephanie Humphries

The Legend of the Milky Way - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon - describes a version written in the Cherokee syllabary.

Lesson Plan and Internet Resource Guide for Film Nell - by Judy A. Teaford
(screenplay by William Nicholson and Mark Handley, based on play Idioglossia by Mark Handley)

Notes on Language Use in Alan Schroeder's Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella - by Stephanie Humphries

Notes on Language Use in Cynthia Rylant's Missing May - by Stephanie Humphries

Notes on Language Use in Cynthia Rylant's Waiting to Waltz - by Stephanie Humphries and Tina L. Hanlon

Questionnaire on Linguistic Attitudes and Literature

Resources on Appalachian Dialects - background and teaching guides by Stephanie Humphries

Send it to the Crick: A Student's Reflection on Dialect Differences - by Matthew Hilliard

Some Features of Appalachian Dialects - by Stephanie Humphries

Teaching Four "Jack" Books - by Anne Newlun - contains an exercise on illustrating picturesque language

Wheel of Fantasy: Game on Language in The Jack Tales by Rebecca Woodrun

Music

Note: Some of Applit's folklore and folktale pages include folk narratives that may be known as songs or ballads.

Appalachian Folktales in Film, Drama, and Storytelling Recordings - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Babes in the Woods - bibliography page on tales and ballads on lost children

The Babes Who Were Stolen Away - folk ballad collected by James M. Hylton

Bibliography of Works by and about Richard Chase - by Tina L. Hanlon

Books by May Justus for Children and Young Adults - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Cindy or I Wish I was an Apple - folk song

The Crow Song - folk song collected by James M. Hylton

Frankie Silver Resources - annotated bibliography by Lana A. Whited

Froggie Went A-Courting - three versions collected by  James M. Hylton

Froggy Went A-Courting - annotated bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

A Frog Went A-Courting - ballad collected by Cecil Sharp

Illustrations by Ashton Long for Don West Song "Kentucky Miners"

In Grandma's Day - folk ballad collected by James M. Hylton

Jack Plays The Banjo For Tom - Jack tale collected by James M. Hylton contains a song

Jenny Put the Kettle On - playparty song collected by James M. Hylton

John Henry - traditional ballad, sung by Noel Tenney

Lord Randal - folk ballad collected by James M. Hylton

Mad Ann Bailey - ballad based on legendary woman of the Revolutionary War

Molly Vaunder - folk song collected by Juanita Dawson with words and audio singing

Music in Appalachian Literature - bibliography compiled by Tina L. Hanlon

My Golden Castle - folk ballad collected by James M. Hylton

My Home Among the Hills - words and music by E. W. James, Jr., audio by WV Wesleyan Choir

O Soldier, Soldier - traditional humorous song with score, words and audio singing

Rhododendron Song - traditional West Virginia song with musical score and audio singing

The Piggy Song - two traditional versions of song, one sung by Bonnie Collins

Pretty Polly - folk ballad collected by James M. Hylton

The Swapping Song (and Foolish Jack - or - Jack and His Lump of Silver)

The Two Babes - folk song collected by Emory L. Hamilton

Two Orphans - folk song collected by Emory L. Hamilton

Unit Lesson Plan on The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb and Songcatcher Directed by Maggie Greenwald - by Judy A. Teaford

The West Virginia Hills - words by Mrs. Ellen King, music by H. E. Engle, with audio

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature - teaching unit by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt

Bibliography of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature and Annotated Index of Folktales - by Tina L. Hanlon - describes some books containing, or adapted from, folk songs and ballads, including Davy Crockett, Polly Vaughn, John Henry and The Swapping Song.

Nonfiction

Note that AppLit's Articles section also contains nonfiction essays and most of the bibliographies include references to nonfiction background resources, especially Appalachian Folktales: Background Resources. The Film bibliographies also list nonfiction subjects in film.

Appalachian Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults - bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Awiakta, Marilou: Cherokee/Appalachian Poet and Essayist - author page by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliographies Compiled by Summer 2002 NEH Institute, Regional Studies for Liberal Arts Learning:  An Appalachian Exemplar

Bibliography of Works by and about Marilou Awiakta - by Tina L. Hanlon

Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

"Mad Ann(e)" Bailey: Revolutionary War Heroine - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon with biography and folklore

Nature and the Environment in Appalachian Literature - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Reading List for NEH Project Teaching Appalachian Literature

Realistic Appalachian Picture Books - bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Send it to the Crick: A Student's Reflection on Dialect Differences - by Matthew Hilliard

A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver - review by Lana A. Whited of book by Daniel Patterson

The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman - book excerpt by F. Keith Davis (Introduction and chap. 1)

Picture Books

Activities for Outside the Window by Anna Smucker - by Judy A. Teaford

Activities to Accompany Study of Appalachian Folktales and Dramatizations by the Jack Tale Players - by Tina L. Hanlon and R. Rex Stephenson

Adaptations of Minority Legends:  A Look at a Re-Telling of "John Henry" - annotated bibliography and analysis by Tracy L. Roberts

Appalachia: The Voices of Singing Birds - excerpt of Cynthia Rylant picture book, with audio reading and photographs

Appalachian Christmas Books for Children and Young Adults - annotated bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Appalachian Picture Book, in Short Teaching Tips - by Judy A. Teaford

Assignments and Study Guide on Contemporary American Picture Books - by Tina L. Hanlon

Background Resources on Appalachian Children's Literature - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature - by Tina L. Hanlon and others

Bibliography of Books by George Ella Lyon - supplied by the author

Big Fraid, Little Fraid by Ellis Credle - short review by Volkert Volkersz

Books by May Justus for Children and Young Adults - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Exercise on Appalachian Language in Jack and the Three Sillies - by Ann Fulcher and Tina L. Hanlon

Gayle Ross, Cherokee Storyteller - annotated bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Harshman, Marc - author page by Judy A. Teaford and Marc Harshman

An Interview with George Ella Lyon - by Tracy L. Roberts and George Ella Lyon

Introduction to An Appalachian Mother Goose by James Still and Paul Brett Johnson - by Tina L. Hanlon

Lesson Plan for Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes - by Brenda Muse

Lesson Plan on George Ella Lyon's Mama is a Miner - by Brenda Muse

"Miz Jackson was just talking outta her head, girl":  A Survey of Realism in Appalachian Picture Books - essay by Judy A. Teaford

Mutsmag - an online picture book adaptation by R. Rex Stephenson, illustrated by school children; Introduction by Tina L. Hanlon lists other online picture books.

Nature and the Environment in Appalachian Literature - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Notes on Language Use in Alan Schroeder's Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella - by Stephanie Humphries

Old and New Stories from Appalachia
- article by Tina L. Hanlon

Realistic Appalachian Picture Books - bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Reimagining Normal in Literary Depictions of Language Change and Dialect Diversity - essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Revisiting the Tatum Family:  Regional Books by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll - essay by Judy A. Teaford

Ruth and Latrobe Carroll's Mid-Twentieth-Century Picture Books:  Bibliography of The Tatum Family Series - by Judy A. Teaford

Smucker, Anna Egan - author page by Judy A. Teaford, including manuscript page by Smucker

Teaching Four "Jack" Books - by Anne Newlun - on Jack and the Beanstalk/Wonder Beans/Bean Tree and Jack and the Fire Dragon

Transplanted in Appalachia:  Illustrated Folk Tales by Barry Moser - essay by Tina L. Hanlon

Trivia Page contains little known facts and fascinating details about picture books.

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature - teaching unit by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt contains excerpts from Cynthia Rylant's picture books

What's in a Picture Book? Lesson 3 in Unit Lesson Plan on Mountain Humor in  Folktales and Other Media - by Judy A. Teaford

Poetry

Appalachian Poetry Collections for Children - bibliography by Judy A. Teaford

Appalachian Riddles - bibliography and texts compiled by Tina L. Hanlon

The Art of Being Southern - poem by Jessica Wimmer

Awiakta, Marilou: Cherokee/Appalachian Poet and Essayist - author page by Tina L. Hanlon

Bibliography of Books by George Ella Lyon - supplied by the author

Bibliography of Works by and about Marilou Awiakta - by Tina L. Hanlon

The Blackberry - verse collected by James. M. Hylton

The Booger Family - poem by Bob Henry Baber

Books by May Justus for Children and Young Adults - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Chestnuts, Sleep - poem by Danny Adams

Childhood Dreams: Frank X Walker's "Death by Basketball" - essay by Kerel Whitehead

Creative Activities for Three Appalachian Folktales - by Frances Auville - includes jump rope chants by elementary students

An Interview with George Ella Lyon - by Tracy L. Roberts and George Ella Lyon

I am a Modern Day Appalachian Woman - poem by Lisa Norvell

Illustrations by Ashton Long for Don West Song "Kentucky Miners"

Introduction to An Appalachian Mother Goose by James Still and Paul Brett Johnson - by Tina L. Hanlon

James Still's Books for and about Children: Bibliography and Study Guide - by Tina L. Hanlon

Lesson Plan for Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes - by Brenda Muse

Lesson Plan for Poems in Cynthia Rylant's Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood - by Brenda Muse

Lesson Plans for Poems in Patricia A. Johnson's Stain My Days Blue - by Tammy Wood

Lesson Plans on Selections From Jim Wayne Miller's The Brier Poems - by Tammy Wood

Marilou Awiakta's Poems - short essay by college student Thomas Fast

Mother Goose (a "Jack" rhyme) - collected by James M. Hylton

Nature and the Environment in Appalachian Literature - bibliography by Tina L. Hanlon

Notes on Language Use in Cynthia Rylant's Waiting to Waltz - by Stephanie Humphries and Tina L. Hanlon

Out of Ashes Peace Will Rise - poem by Marilou Awiakta

Polly is Dead - poem by Drew Howell

Smoky Mountain-Woman - poem by Marilou Awiakta

Song of the Grandmothers - poem by Marilou Awiakta

Teaching Appalachia - essay by Tracy L. Roberts - contains two student poems and comment on Granny Will Your Dog Bite

Teaching Four "Jack" Books - by Anne Newlun - contains new chants for the giant written by kindergarten students

West Virginia - poem by Louise McNeill, audio reading by Karen Morgan

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature - teaching unit by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt with poems and songs

When Earth Becomes an "It" - poem by Marilou Awiakta

"Where I'm From" Poems by Ferrum College Students

"Where We've Been Today" - poem by Ferrum College Appalachian Cluster and Team Estonoa in St. Paul, VA

See also Music, above.


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