Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Johnny Appleseed are only a fraction of the folk stories you'll find within the pages of A Treasury of American Folklore
. Named by the Library of Congress as "one of the 100 books that shaped America"
and originally published in 1944, this anthology contains hundreds of "Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People,"
including well-known tales like Tom Sawyer and the whitewashing and Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit, along with many you've probably never heard of! [Editor's Note: This is an exact reproduction of the 1944 edition, and includes expressions and language we now find distasteful. Botkin makes a point of addressing the issue in the introduction, but sensitive readers should proceed with caution.]