The Tale of Paul Bunyan (Little Golden Books)

by Lori Haskins Houran (Author) Luke Flowers (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

This terrific tall tale is about the tallest lumberjack ever and his big blue ox!

Lumberjacks came and went, but none left their mark like the great Paul Bunyan.

This Little Golden Book shares the very entertaining and very tall tale of everyone's favorite lumberjack and his giant ox, Babe. When Paul Bunyan was a baby, his first sneeze blew a flock of ducks south! When Paul Bunyan was a man, his footprints filled with rain, and each one turned into a lake! Paul Bunyan wasn't real, but young children will have a great time hearing his story and learning about tall tales.

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Lori Haskins Houran
Lori Haskins Houran loves riding her bike--especially downhill. She's a former editor and the author of more than fifty books for kids, including Next to You, Too Many Dogs, My Little Golden Book About George Washington, and several titles on the Kane Press backlist. Lori lives in Massachusetts with her family. Learn more about Lori at

Aaron Cushley lives in Belfast, Ireland. He has illustrated many kids books, such as A Smile for Sasquatch, How Many Mice Make an Elephant?, and The Big Beyond: The Story of Space for Macmillan, Penguin, Usborne, and Little Tiger. This is his first title for Kane Press. Visit Aaron at
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Golden Books
Publication date
January 14, 2020
Little Golden Books
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV012040 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Adaptations
Library of Congress categories
United States
Tall tales
Bunyan, Paul (Legendary character)

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