Index of Authors and Illustrators in AppLit   A–B C–D E–G H–K L M N–P Q–R S–Z

 

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Labels next to names below indicate the type(s) of literature those individuals are best known for, especially their Appalachian literature covered in AppLit web pages. In a few cases (such as Virginia Hamilton and Julius Lester), authors are not natives or residents of Southern Appalachia, but they have some personal connections with the region and/or they have produced important books about Appalachia.

 

ADAMS, JAMES TAYLOR - folklorist, writer - author page by Michelle Vincent

Bibliography of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature and Index of Folktales by Title have annotated references to many tales collected by Adams - by Tina L. Hanlon

Oral folktales collected by Adams, with full text in AppLit:

The Babes in the Woods

The Big Old Sow and the Three Little Pigs

The Boy Who Was Sent for Soap

The Endless Tale

The Gingerbread Boy

The Hairy Woman

Jack and Mossyfoot

Jack and the Robbers

Jack Goes to Seek his Fortune  

The Johnny Cake Boy

Seneca The-Mush-Stick (Catskins) -  told by Dicy Adams

The Tale Without an End

The Three Bears

The Three Gold Nuts - told by Dicy Adams

Willie and the Devil

AWIAKTA, MARILOU - Cherokee/Appalachian poet and essayist - author page designed by Tina L. Hanlon

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

Poems in AppLit: Out of Ashes Peace Will Rise

Smoky Mountain-Woman

Song of the Grandmothers

When Earth Becomes an "It"

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

Baber, Bob Henry - poetry, fiction

The Booger Family - poem

The Good Heart of Thunderpants - story

Peter Rapp-It (A Very Modern Version of the Peter Rabbit Story)

Belton, Sandra - books for children

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

Benedict, Pinckney - fiction, film scripts

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

Carroll, Ruth and Latrobe - illustrated fiction for children

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

Caudill, Rebecca - fiction for children

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

Appalachian Christmas Picture Books contains a detailed annotation of Caudill's A Certain Small Shepherd - by Judy A. Teaford

Caynor, Ernest - family storyteller

Hold Your Breath - text of story with audio by Caynor

Chase, Richard - folklorist and storyteller

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

Bibliography of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature and Index of Folktales by Title have annotated references to many tales collected, told and published by Chase - by Tina L. Hanlon

Texts of oral folktales collected by Chase:

The Boy Who Wanted Gold
Death and the Old Woman
Down Come a Leg
Fool Jack and the Talking Crow
Munsmeg

Old Guy Frye

Introduction to "Mutsmag" - background on Chase's "Munsmeg" and "Mutsmag," by Tina L. Hanlon

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

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

Photos of Richard Chase at Ferrum College

Other references to Chase appear in pages on R. Rex Stephenson (see below) and The Jack Tale Players.

CHILDREN - see Index of Student Writing and Illustration on AppLit Pages

Cleaver, Vera and Bill - fiction for children  

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

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

Cober, Mary E. - fiction for children

Tony Beaver and the Watermelon Party - book excerpt with audio reading by Phil Wyatt

Collins, Bonnie - storyteller, picture book author

The Neighbor's Pigs - words of brief humorous tale and audio by Collins

The Piggy Song - words (2 versions) and audio sung by Collins

Collins, Suzanne - fiction

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

Cornelissen, Cornelia - fiction

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Cornelissen's Soft Rain - by Susan V. Mead

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction also contains notes on Soft Rain - by Tina L. Hanlon

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

Credle, Ellis - fiction, folktales

Short Review of Picture Book Big Fraid, Little Fraid - by Volkert Volkersz

Crockett, David - autobiographer, frontier hero, humorist

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

DABOIKU, OMOPE CARTER - southern Ohio storyteller - web page by Tina L. Hanlon

Davenport, Tom and Mimi - filmmakers, with Gary Carden, writer

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

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

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

Davis, F. Keith - nonfiction for adults

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

Deitz, Dennis - tale collector

The Greenbrier Ghost - legend with audio reading by Dewitt Wyatt

E - G

Ehle, John - fiction for adults

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

Fawcett, Katie P. - fiction for children

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

Fox, John, Jr.- fiction for adults

Novel and Film Internet Resource Guide for The Trail of the Lonesome Pine - by Judy A. Teaford

Gregg, William - playwright

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

Hamilton, Emory L. - foklore collector, Wise County, VA

Texts of oral folklore collected by Hamilton:

Cinderella's Slipper
The Poor Boy and Rich Girl
Pretty Polly
The Soap Tale
The Two Babes
Two Orphans

Hamilton, Virginia - folktale collections and fiction for children and young adults

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

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

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Hamilton's M. C. Higgins, the Great - by Susan V. Mead

Handley, Mark - playwright

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)

HARSHMAN, MARC - picture books, poetry - author page designed by Judy A. Teaford

Hicks, Ray and Orville - storytellers

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

Hoobler, Dorothy - fiction for children

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

Houston, Gloria - fiction and picture books 

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Houston's Bright Freedom’s Song:  A Story of the Underground Railroad - by Susan V. Mead

Appalachian Christmas Picture Books contains detailed annotations of Houston books - by Judy A. Teaford

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

Hylton, James M. - foklore collector, Wise County, VA

Tales collected by Hylton:     Songs and Rhymes:

How Jack Got a New Shirt

How Jack Got Tom To Do Will's Hard Work

Jack Plays The Banjo For Tom

The Little Babes in the Woods

Jack and His Lump of Silver

The Old Man and His Seven Sons  

Through Thick and Thin

   

The Babes Who Were Stolen Away

The Blackberry

The Crow Song

Froggie Went A-Courting

In Grandma's Day

Jenny Put the Kettle On

Lord Randal

Mother Goose (a "Jack" Rhyme)

My Golden Castle

Pretty Polly

James, Jr., E. W. - songwriter

My Home Among the Hills - words and audio of song about WV

Johnson, Patricia A. - poet

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

Justus, May - fiction, poetry and folklore for children

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

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

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Lester Julius - fiction and folklore adaptations for children

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

Loveland, George - nonfiction

George Loveland's Book Under the Workers' Caps Wins 2007 Harry Caudill Award

Lyon, George Ella - picture books, poetry and fiction for children and adults

Bibliography of Books by George Ella Lyon - supplied by the author and Tina L. Hanlon

Lesson Plan on Mama is a Miner - by Brenda Muse

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

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

"Where I'm From" Poems by Students (inspired by Lyon's poem)

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McCrumb, Sharyn - fiction for adults

Frankie Silver Resources - annotated bibliography by Lana A. Whited

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

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

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction contains notes on McCrumb's Ballad novels - by Tina L. Hanlon

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

McNeill, Louise - poetry

West Virginia - text of poem with audio reading

Mahan, Shelby - fiction for children and young adults

Mutsy of the Sea - a California adaptation of "Mutsmag"

Markle, Sandra - fiction and nonfiction for children

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia! Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Markle's The Fledglings - by Susan V. Mead

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction also contains notes on The Fledglings - by Tina L. Hanlon

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

Miller, Jim Wayne - poet

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

Milnes, Gerald - folklorist

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

Moser, Barry - illustrator of children's books and classic literature, writer

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

Appalachian Christmas Picture Books describes Moser's Good and Perfect Gifts:  An Illustrated Retelling of The Gift of the Magi - by Judy A. Teaford

Moser's Polly Vaughn and Tucker Pfeffercorn are described, with illustrations, in the Annotated Index of Tales - by Tina L. Hanlon

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

Mushko, Becky - fiction and poetry for all ages

Books by Becky Mushko - web pages by the author

Ferradiddledumday (A Blue Ridge version of "Rumpelstiltskin") - full text of story

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

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

Spelldown - full text of short story

Lesson Plans for "Spelldown" by Becky Mushko - by Tammy Woods

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - fiction for children

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

Oughton, Jerrie - fiction 

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Oughton's Music from a Place Called Half Moon - by Susan V. Mead

Partridge, Elizabeth - fiction

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Partridge's Clara and the Hoodoo Man - by Susan V. Mead

Patterson, Daniel - folklorist

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

Pinkney, Jerry - illustrator of picture books

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

Ransom, Candice - books for children

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

Reeder, Carolyn - fiction for children

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

Ross, Gayle - Cherokee storyteller

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

Rylant, Cynthia - picture books, fiction, and poetry for children

Appalachia: The Voices of Singing Birds - excerpt of picture book text, with audio reading

Lesson Plan on Cynthia Rylant's Poems in Waiting to Waltz - by Brenda Muse

Appalachian Christmas Picture Books contains detailed annotations of Rylant books - by Judy A. Teaford

Notes on Language Use in Missing May - by Stephanie Humphries

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

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

Smith, Lee - fiction for adults

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction contains notes on Fair and Tender Ladies - by Tina L. Hanlon

SMUCKER, ANNA - picture books - author pages designed by Judy A. Teaford

Stephenson, R. Rex - playwright, director of Jack Tale Players

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

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

Complete List of Plays and Tales by R. Rex Stephenson (2013 pdf. at this link)

Blue Ridge Adaptation of Heidi Closes Season at Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre  - 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

Jack and His Lump of Silver - text of folktale collected from Raymond Sloan by Stephenson

Jack and the Giants - text of folktale retold by Stephenson

Jack and the King's Girl - text of folktale collected and retold by Stephenson, with dramatic activity

Jack Tale Players to Honor Children's Theater Pioneer McCaslin - article by Lana A. Whited (in Jack Tale Players site)

Mutsmag - an online picture book adaptation by Stephenson, illustrated by school children

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

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

Play It Again and Again: The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre at Ferrum Endures - article by Laurie Edwards

Responses to Rex Stephenson's "Mutsmag" - by college students

The Script as Story Theatre - short essay by Stephenson

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 - articles

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

Study Guides for 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

Still, James - fiction and poetry for adults and children

Introduction to An Appalachian Mother Goose - by Tina L. Hanlon

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

Street, M. R. - fiction for young adults

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

STUDENTS - see Index of Student Writing and Illustration in AppLit Pages

Sulkin, Karen Adams - fiction for children 

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Sulkin's The Mystery of Roanoke - by Susan V. Mead 

Walker Frank X - Affrilachian poet

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

Ware, Cheryl - fiction for children

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

White, Ruth - fiction for children

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

West, Don - poet, activist

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

Yep, Laurence - fiction for children

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia!  Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature contains teaching guides for Yep's The Star Fisher - by Susan V. Mead

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction contains notes on The Star Fisher and Dream Soul- by Tina L. Hanlon

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

Young, Perry Deane - journalist, playwright

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


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