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Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend

Toon Books / · english

Cartoonist NOAH VAN SCIVER shows us the myth's creation as real life marketing man extraordinaire W.B. Laughead spins ever more wondrous tall tales. Van Sciver's story is bracketed by rich contributions from contemporary Native artists and storytellers with a very different connection to the land that the Bunyan myths often conceal. Readers will see how a lumberjack hero, a quintessential American fantasy, captures the imagination but also serves to paper over the seizure of homeland from the First Peoples and the laying bare of America's northern forests.

book format: paperback / pages: 48