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Paul Bunyan

12 minutes 53 seconds

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Part of the "American Tall Tales & Legends" series. High above the North Woods, with a shiny silver and bronze ax stead upon his broad shoulder, lived a "tall" man who became one of America's most famous frontiersmen. Inspired by imagination and storytelling, Paul Bunyan, along with his colorful companion, Babe the Blue Ox, could break logjams with spectacular ease, re-create the geographical formations of rivers, lakes, and canyons, and like no other timber chopping lumberjack, swiftly cut down trees with the swipe of an ax.

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Illustration of a person in a covered wagon driving through an area forested in a variety of trees. Caption: inspired John Chapman to travel in that very direction himself.
American Tall Tales & Legends
Episode 1
15 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Still image from: Paul Bunyan
American Tall Tales & Legends
Episode 2
12 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Still image from: John Henry
American Tall Tales & Legends
Episode 3
13 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Still image from: Pocahontas
American Tall Tales & Legends
Episode 4
15 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Still image from: Paul Revere
American Tall Tales & Legends
Episode 5
14 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: K - 5