Whoppers: Tall Tales and Other Lies Collected from American Folklore
Harpercollins Childrens Books, Jan 1, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 127 pages
Whether they've called them windies, whoppers, or gallyfloppers, people have been telling tall tales for as long as anyone can remember. Like the one about the day it rained so hard, people jumped into the river to keep from drowning... Or the one about the man who caught such an enormous fish that the picture he took of it weighed twelve pounds. One thing is for sure: "Whoppers" is a whole lot of laughs - and that's no lie!
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