Bunnell, Keith R., ed. Poems from Cable Street. Portland, OR: Fisheye Press, 1984. Print. Introduction by Christopher Howell. Designed and printed by John Laurse. Three poems, including "Tony Beaver: A Legend."
Carl Lamson. The Hurricane's Children. Illus. Elizabeth Black
Carmer. New York: D. McKay, 1937. American tall tales, including "How
Tony Beaver Built the Candy Dam," "How John
Henry Beat the Steam Drill Down," and "How Davy
Crockett Fiddled His Daughter Out of A Husband." "How
Tony Beaver Built the Candy Dam" is reprinted in Children's Digest, July 196? [typo in WorldCat] (vol. 16, no. 159) and in Gibson, Bob. Calling All Girls; Children's Digest; Humpty Dumpty's Magazine. Bob Gibson compilation, S166. Calgary, Alberta: W. R. Gibson, 1954-67. Private collection, University of Calgary Library Archive.
Beaver. Section in teaching unit West Virginia's
Appalachian Music and Literature (1997), with a variety of teaching
materials on Tony Beaver, including audio readings, writing exercise
on tall tales, illustrations (drawing at left by Mark Clayton), and
discussion questions on "Folk Heroes" Tony and John Henry.
(Formerly in West Virginia's World School web site, now reprinted
in AppLit.) Contains an overview with the story of Tony's race with
Paul Bunyan and "Tony Beaver
and the Watermelon Party" reprinted with photos of objects
in the story and read by Phil Wyatt. Based on the story "Eel's
Landing Throws a Watermelon Party," in The Remarkable History
of Tony Beaver by Mary E. Cober.
"Tony Beaver: The West Virginia Lumberjack." In Keding, Dan, ed. The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Eastern States. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. 290 pp. Table of Contents at this link. "Collects true stories and legends from eastern states, ranging from the African-American folktale 'Wiley and the Hairy Man' to the true story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in America." Keding is a storyteller who retold many of the tales in his own words. This book received an Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award and a Storytelling World Award, 2011. The West Virginia section also includes two versions of "John Henry" (prose and verse), "Leprechaun Dust," and "An Old Friend" (a coal mine ghost story). The Virginia section includes Rex Stephenson's retelling of "Jack and his Lump of Silver" and three other tales.
Malcolmson, Anne. Yankee Doodle's Cousins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969. Includes Tony Beaver and Davy Crockett.
Marais, Josef, and Max Berton. Tony Beaver. New York: G. Schirmer, 1954. Musical score for folk opera with music by Marais and libretto by Berton. "Review of Tony Beaver" by Joseph Levine in Notes, vol. 12.3 (1955): 486. Review available online through library services such as JSTOR.
Montague, Margaret Prescott, ed. Up Eel River. New York: Macmillan, 1928. "This collection contains legendary tall tales about Tony Beaver, a strong hero in the lumber campus of West Virginia. Tony Beaver is the Paul Bunyan of Appalachia" (note by Judy P. Byers). Illustrated with silhouettes.
Montague, Margaret Prescott. "Big
Music." In American Folk and Fairy Tales. Ed.
Rachel Field. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1929, pp. 197-222.
Followed by two Paul Bunyan stories. Also contains three Southern
Mountain Stories: "Gally Mander" and two Kentucky tales
by Percy MacKaye.
Rees, Ennis. The Song of Paul Bunyan and Tony Beaver. LP. Spoken Arts, 1967. "Poem read by the author. . . Edition recorded: New York, Pantheon Books, 1964. . . Author's notes concerning the poem on slipcase" (WorldCat).
Shay, Frank. Here's Audacity!: American Legendary Heroes. Illus. Eben Given. Essay Index Reprint Series. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Pr, 1930, 1967. Includes "Tony Beaver, of Eel River, West Virginia," John Henry, and others American tall tale heroes.
"Tony Beaver ... Axe-Swinger of Old Virginny." In Simon, Tony. Far Out Tales. 1975. (Original title: Ripsnorters and Ribticklers: Famous American Folk Tales. Scholastic, 1958). Includes Paul Bunyan and other American tall tales.
"Tony Beaver Meets Paul Bunyan." In Battle, Kemp P. Great American Folklore: Legends, Tales, Ballads, and Superstitions from All Across America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986. This book also includes Davy Crockett, John Henry, Daniel Boone, and many other stories.
Appalachian tall tales in picture book bibliography,
such as Swamp Angel by Isaacs & Zelinsky, Sally Ann
Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett by Kellogg, The Tale of Willie
Monroe by Schroeder and Glass.
Johnny Kaw is a regional Kansas tall tale hero with similarities to John Henry, Pecos Bill, or Paul Bunyan, but with a shorter history. He was created in newspaper articles by George Filinger in 1955 in Manhattan, Kansas, where there is a statue of him. See, for example, the children's book Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale by Devin Scillian. Illus. Brad Sneed. Sleeping Bear Press, 2013. "Five minutes after his birth, Johnny Kaw is over six feet tall and still growing. When he outgrows his crib and even their town, his parents decide to move west where 'little' Johnny can have plenty of room to play. After the family crosses the wide Missouri River to Kansas, Johnny sits down to play with his dog. His bottom ends up making the valley where his family will settle. And when Johnny clears stones from a field so his father can plow, he ends up creating the Rocky Mountains in the process. The legendary folk hero shapes the state's landscape by carving out valleys and creating prairies with his bare hands. Why, he even takes on a tornado when it threatens the family farm. Kansas native Devin Scillian spins a rollicking, rhyming yarn based on the tall tale of Johnny Kaw. Comedic, exaggerated artwork from artist Brad Sneed brings this character to BIG life."
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