I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago
(HarperCollins, Aug. 27, 1998)
Who told the best tall tales of all time? This exuberant book, based on a nineteenth-century American folk song, provides more than a clue.After all, there aren't many yarn spinners who could lay claim to building the Pharaoh's pyramids, marrying Queen Elizabeth in Milwaukee, driving cattle from Texas to Seattle with the great Pecos Bill, or playing hopscotch on the moon. In fact, this tale is so irresistibly tall that when you're through, you just may want to top it with a few whoppers of your own.Steven Kellogg has combined the traditional stanzas with his own rib-tickling verse and sparkling illustrations. Complete with the easily played melody, this is a tale that will delight readers for about a million years ... or maybe two!