Spiders in the Hairdo: Modern Urban Legends

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august house, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 111 pages
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For use in schools and libraries only. This anthology describes the characteristics of urban legends, and presents a collection of classic tales.
 

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modern stories and urban legends from the audio collection of the same name. Holt and Mooney are master storytellers and this collection includes many favorites (airline pilot, mexican pet, hamster ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Fools Rush
17
The Home Front
25
Hot Dog
37
Scary Stories
49
Say What?
75
Scams and Conspiracy Theories
83
Crime Doesnt Pay Does
92
Have You Heard 7
105
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Page 9 - a story coming down from the past, esp: one popularly regarded as historical although not verifiable.

About the author (1999)

David Holt Bio: David Holt found his life's journey in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. With a passion to become an old-time banjo player, David traveled to remote mountain communities like Kingdom Come, Kentucky and Sodom Laurel, North Carolina searching for the best traditional musicians. Holt found hundreds of old-time mountaineers with a wealth of folk music, stories and wisdom. There was banjoist Wade Mainer, ballad singer Dellie Norton, singing coal miner Nimrod Workman, and 122-year-old washboard player Susie Brunson. Holt learned to play not only the banjo but also many unusual instruments like the mouth bow, the bottleneck slide guitar and even the paper bag. For over three decades, David's passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has earned four Grammy Awards and performed and recorded with many of his mentors including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins. Today he tours the country performing solo, with his band The Lightning Bolts and with Sutton, Holt and Coleman. His work has been featured in a number of public television productions.

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