The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - leibrockkr - LibraryThing
This is a very nicely illustrated version of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, the small village of Sleepy Hollow's schoolmaster. Ichabod fell in love with Katrina ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - akrause - LibraryThing
Almost anyone you know has heard the tale of Ichabod Crane and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but for those who haven't, this book is a great way to start, especially for children. With vivid ... Read full review