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Epossumondas (Epossumondas series)


  • Veteran children’s lit professor Coleen Salley tells a variation on her signature story, an archetypal “noodlehead” tale based on the time-honored Southern legend of Epaminondas.


  • Allard, Harry. The Stupids Step Out. Houghton Mifflin, 1974. (And others in the Stupids series.)
  • Birdseye, Tom. Soap! Soap! Don’t Forget the Soap!: An Appalachian Folktale. Holiday, 1993.
  • Cole, Joanna. Don’t Tell the Whole World! Crowell, 1990.
  • Edwards, Roberta. Five Silly Fishermen. Random House, 1989.
  • French, Vivian. Lazy Jack. Candlewick, 1995.
  • Kimmel, Eric A. Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. Illus. by Janet Stevens. Holiday House, 1990. (And others in the Anansi series.)
  • Maitland, Anthony. Idle Jack. Farrar, 1979.
  • McGill, Alice. Sure as Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin’ Talkin’ Friends. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
  • Miranda, Anne. To Market, To Market. Harcourt, 1997.
  • Montes, Marisa. Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folktale. HarperCollins, 2000.
  • Pilkey, Dav. The Dumb Bunnies. Scholastic/Blue Sky, 2007, c1994. (And others in the Dumb Bunnies series.)
  • Pitre, Felix. Juan Bobo and the Pig: A Puerto Rican Folktale. Lodestar, 1993.
  • Rash, Andy. Are You a Horse? Scholastic, 2009.
  • Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Duck! Rabbit! Chronicle, 2009.
  • Salley, Coleen. Epossumondas Plays Possum. Harcourt, 2009.
  • Salley, Coleen. Epossumondas Saves the Day. Harcourt, 2006.
  • Salley, Coleen. Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on his Tail. Harcourt, 2004.
  • Schaefer, Carole Lexa. The Biggest Soap. Farrar, 2004.
  • Snyder, Dianne. The Boy of the Three-Year Nap. Houghton, 1988.
  • Stevens, Janet, and Crummel, Susan Stevens. And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. Harcourt, 2001.
  • Stevens, Janet, and Susan Stevens Crummel. Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! Harcourt, Brace, 1999.
  • Stevens, Janet. Coyote Steals the Blanket: A Ute Tale. Holiday House, 1993.
  • Stevens, Janet. Tops & Bottoms. Harcourt, 1995.