The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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There are few readers who are unfamiliar with Hawthorne's timeless story of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and the terrifying Headless Horseman. But The Legend of Sleepy Hollow offers more than a mere ghost story, providing readers with an excellent social commentary about how people lived outside the cities and circles of politics in the early 19th century.

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When Ichabod Crane becomes the new schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow, he quickly and happily adjusts to the local ways. He delights in the bountiful dinners he's served when visiting the prosperous farms of the region; he enjoys the local yarns and scary legends that fill the firelit evenings of autumn; and he comes to love the idea of marrying Katrina Van Tassel and of one day owning her father's wealth and lands. There's one problem with his plans, though: Brom Bones, the local hero, who decided long ago to wed Katrina himself. And now, to his annoyance, this pasty-faced bookworm named Ichabod is making a serious bid. This droll tale of romantic rivalry climaxes with the appearance of the Headless Horseman. The spirited narration by Glenn Close, radiant illustrations by Robert Van Nutt, and original music by Tim Story capture all the wit, fun, and shivers of this early American tale. In 1988 the audio was honored with a Grammy nomination in the category of best recording for children.

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Books so good they're scary! These carefully crafted graphic novels bring the legendary monsters from literature and film to life. Be prepared for a frightening thrill ride with every turn of the page. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Each Graphic Planet graphic novel features world-class artists, leveled text/word balloons and narration, glossary, and reinforced library binding. Grades 5-8.

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