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Fences on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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

Griner Spring Break in Smoky Mountains - Page 1  |  Page 2

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

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

Illustrations for "Ashpet" by Franklin County School Children

Illustrations for "Mutsmag" by Franklin County School Children

Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Roots and Rocks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Page 1 Page 2

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All-American, All-Star USO Show, or "Who Needs Bob Hope?"

The Altar of Patriarchy in John Ehle's The Winter People

"Based on a True Story": Using Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad of Frankie Silver to Teach the Conventions of Fiction

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

Book Review of The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb

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

Chinese Students Learn Jack Tales

The Contributions of Rebecca Caudill and Dorothy Hoobler to Appalachian Literature for Young Adults

Depictions of Language Change and Dialect Diversity in Children's Books

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

Ferrum Performers Keep Jack Tales Alive

First Graders Pursue Giants and Little People

Folkways in Appalachian Children's Books

Frankie - Review of play on Frankie Silver by William Gregg and Perry Deane Young

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

A Greater Fairness: May Justus as Popular Educator

A Greater Fairness: May Justus as Popular Educator: Part 2

An Interview with George Ella Lyon

Introduction to An Appalachian Mother Goose

"Miz Jackson was just talking outta her head, girl":  A Survey of Realism in Appalachian Picture Books

Old and New Stories from Appalachia

Once Upon a Time in Appalachia: Tom Davenport’s Fairy Tale Films

Oral Traditions and Modern Adaptations: Survey of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature

Play It Again and Again: The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre at Ferrum Endures

Regarding Richard Chase - and - About a Book

Review of Big Fraid, Little Fraid by Ellis Credle

Review of Daniel Patterson's A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver 

Review of Davy Crockett Stories

Review of Hillchild: A Folklore Chapbook

Review of The Miner's Daughter by Gretchen M. Laskas

Review of To Come and Go Like Magic by Katie P. Fawcett

Review of The Werewolf's Daughter by M. R. Street

Review of Too Free for Me by R. Rex Stephenson

Revisiting the Tatum Family: Regional Books by Ruth and Latrobe Carroll

E-mail Messages from Richard Berrow Re: Tatum Family Series

 

Wednesday, August 27 Letter From Ruth Carroll to Artus Moser and Mabel Young-Moser

September 4 Letter (Handwritten) From Ruth Carroll to Artus Moser and Mabel Young-Moser

October 2, 1953 Postcard From Ruth Carroll to Artus Moser and Mabel Young-Moser

The Shadow Pool From Runaway Pony, Runaway Dog
 

The Cabin in the Smokies From Beanie

The Script as Story Theatre

From The Secret Life and Brutal Death of Mamie Thurman

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

Strong Women in Appalachian Folktale Dramatizations by R. Rex Stephenson

Teaching Appalachia

Transplanted in Appalachia: Illustrated Folktales by Barry Moser

West Virginia's Now-Famous First-Time Filmmakers

Wonder Tales in Appalachia

Authors

Index of Authors and Illustrators in AppLit

James Taylor Adams

Marilou Awiakta

Marilou Awiakta's Poems

Omope Carter Daboiku

Marc Harshman

Anna Smucker

Activities for Outside the Window by Anna Smucker

No Star Nights Draft (First Page)

Author Links A-L

Author Links M-Z

Author Links General Sites

Bibliographies

Index of Bibliographies in AppLit

Adaptations of Minority Legends: A Look at a Re-Telling of "John Henry"

Appalachian Christmas Books for Children and Young Adults

Appalachian Dialects

Appalachian Fiction for Children and Young Adults

Appalachian Films, Animations, Documentaries, Sitcoms and Variety Shows:  Judy's Picks

Appalachian Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults

Appalachian Poetry Collections for Children

Appalachian Riddles

Awiakta, Marilou: Cherokee/Appalachian Poet and Essayist

Background Resources on Appalachian Children's Literature

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

Chase, Richard: Annotated Bibliography

Cherokee Language

Ruth and Latrobe Carroll's Mid-Twentieth-Century Picture Books:  Bibliography of The Tatum Family Series

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

2003 New and Once Lost Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - July 2003
2004 New and Once Lost Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - February 2005
2005 New and Once Lost Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - February 2005
2006 New Films on West Virginia and Appalachia - February 2007
A Basic West Virginia Film Festival: Using Films and Videos in the WVLC Collection
Film Monsters and Heroes of West Virginia
More than Fifty Movie Places to Visit in West Virginia Before You Die
Steve's Appalachian Video Update: 1996 to 2001
Ten Best Indie Feature Films Made in West Virginia
Ten Essential Documentaries About West Virginia NOT by WV Filmmakers
Ten Essential West Virginia Films by West Virginia Filmmakers

Ten Greatest Documentary Films by Women in Appalachia
Ten Greatest Feature Films About West Virginia
The Ten Most Psychotronic Films Made in West Virginia
West Virginia and Appalachian Videos in the Collection of the West Virginia Library Commission

West Virginia Filmmakers & Indie Film Exhibitors Map - March 2004

Folklore Themes in Longer Appalachian Fiction

Frankie Silver Resources

From the Brothers Grimm:  Bibliography of Tom Davenport’s Fairy Tale Films

Hamilton: Folklore in Books by Virginia Hamilton

Hicks, Ray and Orville, Storytellers of North Carolina

 Justus, May:  Books for Children and Young Adults

Children of the Great Smoky Mountains by May Justus

Back cover of Holidays in No-End Hollow

Links to Online Texts

Lyon, George Ella: Bibliography of Books

Music in Appalachian Literature

Nature and the Environment in Appalachian Literature

Background Resources on Environmental Literature for Teachers and Scholars

Reading List for NEH Project Teaching Appalachian Literature

Realistic Appalachian Picture Books

Ross, Gayle: Cherokee Storyteller

Sociological Threads Within the Quilt of Appalachian Children’s Literature:  A Survey of Historical Fiction

Stephenson, R. Rex: Dramas and Tales

James Still's Books for and about Children: Bibliography and Study Guide

Supernatural Tales from the Appalachian Mountains: An Annotated Bibliography

Folktale Bibliography Index: Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature and Collections for All Ages

Appalachian Folktale Collections A-J  / K-Z

Appalachian Folktales in General Collections

Appalachian Folktales in Film, Drama, and Storytelling Recordings

Background Resources on Appalachian Folktales

Folklore Archive Materials

Sources on One Author, Illustrator, Storyteller, Dramatist or Filmmaker

Folktale Picture Book Bibliography

Appalachian Picture Books: Cherokee Tales

Appalachian Picture Books: Jack Tales

Appalachian Picture Books: Tall Tales

Some Folktales from Outside Appalachia

Strong Women in Appalachian Folktales

Feminist Collections of Folktales

 Annotated Index of Appalachian Folktales

Combined List of All Tales in Index Alphabetically

Folktale Collections Indexed in AppLit

Animal Tale Index

AFRICAN AMERICAN TALES

Brer Rabbit Tales

Jack and the Dentist's Daughter

John Henry

Little Eight John

Tailypo

Wicked John and the Devil

JACK TALES

Cat 'n Mouse

The Endless Tale - and - The Tale Without an End

Foolish Jack - or - Jack & His Lump of Silver &The Swapping Song

Hardy Hardhead

How Jack Got a New Shirt

How Jack Got Tom To Do Will's Hard Work

Jack and the Bean Tree
Jack and the Bull - and - Jack and the Heifer Hide
Jack and the Doctor's Girl - and - The Thieving Boy

Jack and the Fire Dragon

Jack and the Frogs - or - The Three Feathers

Jack and the Giants

Jack and the Hainted House

Jack and the Magic Mill

Jack and King Marock

Jack and the King's Girl and Jack's First Job

Jack and Mossyfoot

Jack and the Northwest Wind

Jack (or Merrywise) and Old Greasy Beard

Jack and the Robbers - or - Jack & the Animals  - or -
        Jack Goes to Seek his Fortune

Jack and the Sop Doll

Jack and the Three Sillies - or - Jack's Wife

Jack and the Varmints - or - The Lion and the Unicorn

Jack Fear-No-Man

Jack Plays The Banjo For Tom

Jack's First Job and Jack and the King's Girl

Noteworthy Girls in Jack Tales

Soldier Jack

The Three Little Pigs and the Fox

Wicked Jack - or - Wicked John and the Devil

Students Write Jack Tales

NATIVE AMERICAN TALES

The Animal Ball Game - or -
       How Bat & Flying Squirrel Got Their Wings

Awi Usdi, The Little Deer

Dancing Drum - or- The Daughter of the Sun

The First Fire - or - How the Water Spider Captured Fire

The First Strawberries - or - First Man and First Woman

How Rabbit Lost His Tail - or - How Rabbit Stole Otter's Coat

The Ice Man

Kanahena - or - Why the Turtle's Shell is Cracked

The Legend of the Cherokee Rose -and -
       The Legend of the Corn Beads

The Legend of the Milky Way
The Little People
Pleiades and the Pine
The Rabbit, the Otter, and Duck Hunting

Selu and Kana'Ti  - or -The Origin of Corn and Game

The Uktena
Why the (O)Possum's Tale is Bare

OTHER TALES, BALLADS & LEGENDS

Big Fraid and Little Fraid

Foolish Jack - or - Jack & His Lump of Silver &The Swapping Song

Froggy Went A-Courting

Gingerbread Boys and Runaway Cakes

The Green Gourd

The Haunted House

The Magic Sausage Mill

Old Dry Frye

The Old Man and His Seven Sons

Soap! Soap! Soap!

Sody Sallyratus

The Swapping Song

Tailypo

The Three Little Pigs and the Fox

The Three Bears

Through Thick and Thin

The Two Lost Babes - and - The Babes in the Woods

TALES OF STRONG WOMEN

General Notes

Ashpet and Other Cinderella Variants

The Babes in the Woods - and - The Two Lost Babes

Cat 'n Mouse

Catskins

Dancing Drum - or- The Daughter of the Sun
The Farmer's Daughter

The First Fire - or - How the Water Spider Captured Fire
The First Strawberries - or - First Man and First Woman
Frankie Silver

The Frog King

The Girl Without Any Hands

The Hainted House

Jack's Wife - or - Jack and the Three Sillies

John Henry's Wife - see John Henry

The Legend of the Cherokee Rose

Like Meat Loves Salt

"Mad Ann(e)" Bailey: Revolutionary War Heroine

Molly Mulhollun

Mutsmag

      Summaries of Tales Related to "Mutsmag"

Noteworthy Girls in Jack Tales

Old One-Eye

Polly Vaughn

Pretty Polly - or - Mister Fox

Rapunzel

Rush Cape - and - Like Meat Loves Salt

"Rumpelstiltskin" Adaptations

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett

Selu (The Corn Mother) - or -The Coming of Corn

The Snake Princess

Snow White's Appalachian Descendants

Swamp Angel

The Three Little Pigs and the Fox

The Two Old Women's Bet

Whitebear Whittington

TALL TALES

Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett

John Henry

The Snake-Bit Hoe Handle
Swamp Angel

Tony Beaver

The Walking Catfish and Other Fish Tales

Fiction and Poems

Index of Folktales, Stories, Plays, Poems and Songs in AppLit

Drama

A Midsummer Night's Recollection, by Becky Mushko

Puppet Plays by Fifth-Grade Students

Fiction

Dear Diary

The Good Heart of Thunderpants, by Bob Henry Baber

The Magic Ruby

Peter Rapp-It, by Bob Henry Baber

Spelldown, by Becky Mushko

Folktales

The Babes in the Woods

The Big Old Sow and the Three Little Pigs
The Boy Who Wanted Gold

The Boy Who Was Sent for Soap

Cinderella's Slipper

Death and the Old Woman

Down Come a Leg

The Endless Tale - and - The Tale Without an End

Ferradiddledumday, by Becky Mushko

     Study Guide for "Ferradiddledumday" and Other "Rumpelstiltskin" Stories
Fool Jack and the Talking Crow
The Gingerbread Boy

The Greenbrier Ghost

The Hairy Woman

Hold Your Breath

How the Cricket Got its Churp

How Jack Got a New Shirt

How Jack Got Tom To Do Will's Hard Work

How the Porcupine Got His Quills

Jack and His Lump of Silver from Raymond Sloan and R. Rex Stephenson

Jack and his Lump of Silver from A. M. Vicars and James M. Hylton
Jack and the Giants
Jack and the King's Girl

Jack and Mossyfoot

Jack and the Robbers

Jack Goes to Seek his Fortune

Jack Plays The Banjo For Tom

The Johnny Cake Boy

The Little Babes in the Woods

Mountain Marbles: An Appalachian Tale

Munsmeg

Mutsmag, by R. Rex Stephenson

     Introduction by Tina L. Hanlon
     Mutsmag vs. Hansel and Gretel

     Responses to Rex Stephenson's "Mutsmag" by College Students
Mutsy of the Sea
The Neighbor's Pigs
Old Guy Frye

The Old Man and His Seven Sons

The Poor Boy and Rich Girl

Pretty Polly

Puppet Plays by Fifth-Grade Students

Seneca The-Mush-Stick (Catskins)

The Soap Tale

Students Write Jack Tales

The Tale Without an End - and - The Endless Tale

The Thieving Boy

The Three Bears

The Three Gold Nuts

Through Thick and Thin

Tony Beaver and the Watermelon Party

Willie and the Devil

Music

The Babes Who Were Stolen Away

Cindy

The Crow Song

Froggie Went A-Courting from Wise County, VA

A Frog Went A-Courting from Kentucky

In Grandma's Day

Jack Plays The Banjo For Tom

Jenny Put the Kettle On

John Henry

Lord Randal

Molly Vaunder

My Golden Castle

My Home Among the Hills, by E. W. James, Jr.

O Soldier, Soldier

The Piggy Song

Pretty Polly

Rhododendron Song

The Two Babes

Two Orphans

The West Virginia Hills, by Mrs. Ellen King and H. E. Engle

Poems

Appalachian Home, by Shelby N.
Appalachian Riddles
The Art of Being Southern, by Jessica Wimmer
The Blackberry

The Booger Family, by Bob Henry Baber
Chestnuts, Sleep, by Danny Adams

I am a Modern Day Appalachian Woman, by Lisa Norvell

Morning in Blacksburg, by Mary Catherine L.

Mother Goose (a "Jack" rhyme)

Out of Ashes Peace Will Rise, by Marilou Awiakta

Polly is Dead, by Drew Howell

Smoky Mountain-Woman, by Marilou Awiakta

Song of the Grandmothers, by Marilou Awiakta

West Virginia, by Louise McNeill

When Earth Becomes an "It," by Marilou Awiakta
"Where I'm From" Poems by Ferrum College Students
"Where We've Been Today" poem by Ferrum College Appalachian Cluster & St. Paul Team Estonoa

Lesson Plans

Index of Lesson Plans AppLit

Lesson Plan Guidelines for Contributors

Cynthia Rylant's Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood

Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes

Jim Wayne Miller's The Brier Poems

Lesson Plan and Internet Resource Guide for Film The Ballad of the Sad Café

Lesson Plan and Internet Resource Guide for Film Nell

Picture Book Mama is a Miner by George Ella Lyon

Pinckney Benedict's "The Sutton Pie Safe" from Town Smokes 

Poems in Patricia A. Johnson's Stain My Days Blue

Story "Spelldown" by Becky Mushko

Unit Lesson Plan on Mountain Humor in  Folktales and Other Media

Lesson 1: Hillbilly or Appalachian: Is There a Difference?

Lesson 2: Tell Me a Folktale

Lesson 3: What's in a Picture Book?

Lesson 4: What About Films? Lesson Plan on Mountain Humor and Jack and the Dentist's Daughter

Additional Activities

Unit Lesson Plan on The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb and Songcatcher Directed by Maggie Greenwald

Links

AppLit Links

Author Links

Study Guides

AppLit Study Guide Index

Resources on Appalachian Dialects

Appalachian Dialects: Overview

Exercise on Appalachian Language in Jack and the Three Sillies

In Support of Integrating Minority Dialect Literature Into the Classroom

Notes on Language Use in Cynthia Rylant's Missing May

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

Questionnaire on Linguistic Attitudes and Literature

     Mary Story

Send it to the Crick: A Student's Reflection on Dialect Differences

Some Features of Appalachian Dialects

Wheel of Fantasy: Game on Language in The Jack Tales

Activities for Outside the Window by Anna Smucker

Activities to Accompany Study of Appalachian Folktales and Dramatizations by the Jack Tale Players

Appalachia in the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Ashpet Crossword Puzzle

Assignments and Study Guide on Contemporary American Picture Books

"Based on a True Story": Using Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad of Frankie Silver to Teach the Conventions of Fiction

Celebrating Diversity in Appalachia! Exploring Social Issues Through Appalachian Children's Literature

Creative Activities for Three Appalachian Folktales

Exercise on Appalachian Language in Jack and the Three Sillies

First Graders Pursue Giants and Little People

General Guidelines for Teaching with Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, Fables, Ballads, and Other Short Works of Folklore

Diagrams of Types of Folk Literature

Simplified Diagrams

Timeline of Appalachian Folktales in Oral and Written Traditions

A Guide to Appalachian Folklore and Literature in Crosscurrents of Children's Literature

Introduction to "Mutsmag"

James Still's Books for and about Children: Bibliography and Study Guide

Novel and Film Internet Resource Guide for The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Short Teaching Tips on Appalachian Books

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

Students Write Jack Tales

Study Guide for "Ferradiddledumday" and Other "Rumpelstiltskin" Stories

Study Guides on Dramatizations by the Ferrum Jack Tale Players

Superstitions Recorded by English 101 Students

Tall Tales and Jack Tales: Literature and Writing Activities

Teacher’s Study Guide for the Jack Tale Players and "Two Lost Babes”

Teaching Four "Jack" Books

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

Thematic Table of Contents for Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia

Trivia Page: Little-known Facts about Appalachian Books and Authors

"Where I'm From" (George Ella Lyon's poem in her web site with ideas for writers) and "Where I'm From" Poems by Ferrum College Students

Where the Lilies Bloom,a Novel by Vera and Bill Cleaver

Wicked John and the Devil Crossword Puzzle

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature

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Welcome to West Virginia

My Home Among the Hills, by E. W. James, Jr.

Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds by Cynthia Rylant

Where is West Virginia?

West Virginia's Appalachian Culture

What Do You Know About West Virginia?

Wind Up: Come Back Home to West Virginia

West Virginia, by Louise McNeill

Rhododendron Song

When I Was Young in the Mountains (literature excerpt)

The West Virginia Hills, by Mrs. Ellen King and H. E. Engle

Teacher's Guide

Objectives and Procedures

Additional Activities

Evaluation

Suggested Web Resources

Bibliography

Traditional Appalachian Music and Literature

Definitions: Folk Music Folk Songs, Folk Literature

Folk Heroes

John Henry
     
Learn to Sing "John Henry"
     Meet John Henry Activity
          Plain copy of quiz

          John Henry quiz answers

     Write a Ballad

     Discussion Questions

Tony Beaver

     "Tony Beaver and the Watermelon Party"
     Tony Beaver Activity

     Write a Tall Tale

     Discussion Questions

Appalachian Folk Instruments

The Mountain Dulcimer

     Tuning the Mountain Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

     Tuning the Hammered Dulcimer

The Fiddle

     Directions for the dance movements to "Cindy"

The Banjo

Ghosts

"Greenbrier Ghost" (story)

"Greenbrier Ghost" Activity

"Molly Vaunder" (song)

Write a Ghost Story

Discussing Zona Heaster Shue and Molly Vaunder

Humor

Bonnie Collins on Pigs: The Piggy Song

      "The Piggy Song": another version

The Neighbor's Pigs, told by Bonnie Collins

"O Soldier, Soldier" (song)

"Hold Your Breath": Ernest Caynor on Bees

Play-Party Game (quiz)

Discussion of Humor  

Sources for More Stories and Songs


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