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Classical Kids Storytime: 'Paul Bunyan'

There are thousands of tales about the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, each one taller than the last. Nancy Carlson for MPR
7min 58sec : Classical Kids Storytime: Paul Bunyan

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Do you know what a 'tall tale' is? Well, it's a story that's just a little bit bigger than real life. And here's part of one of the biggest, tallest tales of all time: the story of Paul Bunyan and his best buddy, Babe the Blue Ox. Paul Bunyan is the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring narration by MPR News great Gary Eichten, music by Erich Korngold and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

(See more of Carlson's illustrations in the gallery.)


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Our telling of Paul Bunyan includes excerpts from the following recordings:

Erich Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing
Sinfonietta

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds
Ondine 1191

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

Credits

Narrator: Gary Eichten (with Valerie Kahler)
Writer: Valerie Kahler
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher

Paul Bunyan was no ordinary baby. He was so big that it took three storks to carry him. Nancy Carlson for MPR
There are thousands of tales about the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, each one taller than the last. Nancy Carlson for MPR

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