The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 75 pages
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Here are two favorite stories by "the father of American literature" exactly as Washington Irving wrote them, newly reset in easy-to-read type, with six handsome new illustrations. Once again in these pages, Ichabod Crane, the hapless schoolmaster of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," faces the terror of the Headless Horseman, and the henpecked husband of "Rip Van Winkle" rises from a 20-year sleep to find a world vastly changed. Children and adults alike will enjoy the humor and suspense of these two beloved classics of American literature.
 

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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He would delight them equally by his anecdotes
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He was broad shouldered and doublejointed with
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The lady of his heart was his partner in
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Ichabods flimsy garments fluttered in the air as
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On a level spot in the centre was a company
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A fresh comely woman pressed through the throng
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Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return to the U.S. in 1846, he began work on a five-volume biography of Washington that was published from 1855-1859. Washington Irving died in 1859 in New York.

Thea Kliros grew up in New York City. She attended Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, and the Yale School of Design. First a painter and then a graphic artist, she has lived in Spain, Switzerland, and New York City. Her work includes the children's book, Three Little Pigs.

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