English
United States
Sign in
Tip from find-more-books.com
Similar books
More/other books that might be very similar to this book
Search tools
Book recommendations
Latest news
Advertising
FILTER
- 0 Results
Lowest price: 3.27 €, highest price: 35.40 €, average price: 15.11 €
Storyville, USA - Dale Peterson
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Dale Peterson:
Storyville, USA - used book

ISBN: 0820321516

ID: 390220

Discovery crests every hill as Dale Peterson and his two children, Britt, 14, and Bayne, 11, set off across America playing a traveling game of their invention: Storyville. When they find an interesting place on the map, usually a very small town whose curious name surely holds a story--say, Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky; Hot Coffee, Mississippi; Big Scuffle, Arkansas; or Embarrass, Minnesota--they head for it with all the enthusiasm of the open road. Storyville USA is full of whimsy and the joy of meandering, "a search for old-fashioned America in the garage sale of the open highway." There's often a lilting humor among the sentences as Peterson bridges the youthful world of his children with his own: "We would soon stumble across Humble, and I thought it might be an excellent place to eat some pie." Once they find an intriguing town, they search for local storytellers, and Storyville USA represents the best of their discoveries. What's nice here is that the towns swiftly become more than quirky names, they become their people--a Mormon missionary in Big Rock Candy Mountain, Utah; a Native man selling jewelry at Wounded Knee, South Dakota; a Mennonite buggy driver in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. And the thrill of meeting these individuals, of wondering who will be met next, drives the narrative as it inevitably drove the journey. Peterson conceives Storyville USA as part history of these often overlooked hamlets--some isolated, others pressed by suburban americas,education and reference,history,humor,humor and entertainment,language arts,parenting and families,science and math,social science,social sciences Travel Writing, University of Georgia Press

Used or antiquarian book Thriftbooks.com
used Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Storyville, USA - Dale Peterson
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Dale Peterson:
Storyville, USA - used book

ISBN: 0820321516

ID: 390220

Discovery crests every hill as Dale Peterson and his two children, Britt, 14, and Bayne, 11, set off across America playing a traveling game of their invention: Storyville. When they find an interesting place on the map, usually a very small town whose curious name surely holds a story--say, Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky; Hot Coffee, Mississippi; Big Scuffle, Arkansas; or Embarrass, Minnesota--they head for it with all the enthusiasm of the open road. Storyville USA is full of whimsy and the joy of meandering, "a search for old-fashioned America in the garage sale of the open highway." There's often a lilting humor among the sentences as Peterson bridges the youthful world of his children with his own: "We would soon stumble across Humble, and I thought it might be an excellent place to eat some pie." Once they find an intriguing town, they search for local storytellers, and Storyville USA represents the best of their discoveries. What's nice here is that the towns swiftly become more than quirky names, they become their people--a Mormon missionary in Big Rock Candy Mountain, Utah; a Native man selling jewelry at Wounded Knee, South Dakota; a Mennonite buggy driver in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. And the thrill of meeting these individuals, of wondering who will be met next, drives the narrative as it inevitably drove the journey. Peterson conceives Storyville USA as part history of these often overlooked hamlets--some isolated, others pressed by suburban americas,education and reference,history,humor,humor and entertainment,parenting and families,state and local,travel,travel writing,writing Travel Writing, University of Georgia Press

Used or antiquarian book Thriftbooks.com
used Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Storyville, USA - Peterson, Dale
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Peterson, Dale:
Storyville, USA - used book

ISBN: 9780820321516

ID: 3510663

What is a Storyville? Whether you're in Toast, North Carolina, Monkeys Eyebrow, Kentucky, or Winner, South Dakota, a Storyville is a real town you can find on a map, with a tale behind its quirky name. Covering 20,000 miles of U.S. roads, Dale Peterson drove with his kids, Britt and Bayne, from Start, Louisiana, to Deadhorse, Alaska, in search of small-town America in the "garage sale of the open highway." Along the way they explored open spaces, wild places, and country back roads and met people who weren't afraid to talk to one another. Together, they discover the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and zany stories behind nearly sixty small towns, guided by a AAA Road Atlas, expert local storytellers, and lots of curiosity. They dip into Caddo Lake and the everglades of Uncertain, Texas, go a little crazy in Loco, Oklahoma, and learn about bee colonies in Climax, New York. Conversations with townfolk range from the refrigerator at the center of Noodle, Texas, and the hazards of Accident, Maryland, to issues of civil rights, religion, and environmental preservation. Collected here are the landscapes, landmarks, faces, thoughts, and conversations of a sentimental, idiosyncratic, and often hilarious American odyssey. Storyville, USA is a long winding trip into the back roads of the country and a longer one into the hinterland of our own hearts. Storyville, USA Peterson, Dale, University of Georgia Press

Used or antiquarian book Betterworldbooks.com
Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Storyville, USA - Peterson, Dale
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Peterson, Dale:
Storyville, USA - hardcover

1999, ISBN: 0820321516, Lieferbar binnen 4-6 Wochen Shipping costs:Versandkostenfrei innerhalb der BRD

ID: 9780820321516

Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR, 312 Seiten, L=237mm, B=160mm, H=27mm, Gew.=572gr, [GR: 13690 - HC/Reiseberichte/Welt gesamt, Pole], [SW: - Travel - General], Gebunden, Klappentext: Peterson and his children drove 20,000 miles around the United States to discover the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and zany stories of nearly 60 small towns with odd-ball names. The result is a sentimental, idiosyncratic, and often hilarious portrait of America. Peterson and his children drove 20,000 miles around the United States to discover the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and zany stories of nearly 60 small towns with odd-ball names. The result is a sentimental, idiosyncratic, and often hilarious portrait of America.

New book DEU
Buchgeier.com
Lieferbar binnen 4-6 Wochen (Besorgungstitel) Shipping costs:Versandkostenfrei innerhalb der BRD
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Storyville USA - Dale Peterson
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Dale Peterson:
Storyville USA - new book

ISBN: 9780820321516

ID: 9780820321516

Storyville USA Author :Dale Peterson 9780820321516 0820321516, [PU: University of Georgia Press]

New book printsasia.de
new Shipping costs: EUR 0.00
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.

Details of the book
Storyville, USA

Peterson and his children drove 20,000 miles around the United States to discover the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and zany stories of nearly 60 small towns with odd-ball names. The result is a sentimental, idiosyncratic, and often hilarious portrait of America.

Details of the book - Storyville, USA


EAN (ISBN-13): 9780820321516
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0820321516
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR
312 Pages
Weight: 0,572 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

Book in our database since 27.03.2007 13:22:50
Book found last time on 11.05.2017 11:03:03
ISBN/EAN: 0820321516

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-8203-2151-6, 978-0-8203-2151-6


< to archive...
Related books