Johnny Kaw: A Kansas Tall Tale ~ Read Free

Kansas has its own tall tale to rival Paul Bunyan: warm-hearted Johnny Kaw! We love the story of Johnny Kaw: A Tall Tale, about a fictional Kansas settler recommended in our Kansas Unit Study.

Johnny created the Kansas landscape, geography and pioneer trails. He dug the Kaw River Valley, planted wheat, invented sunflowers, and grew giant potatoes. Johnny even controlled the weather, lopping the funnels off tornadoes and wringing out the clouds to end droughts. His pets were the wildcat and the Jayhawk, who, though fast friends, enjoyed a good scrap now and then. The result of their fights was the Dust Bowl.

The Statue of Johnny Kaw: Pioneer Kansas Wheat Farmer

Fun read that conveys all things Kansas in an engaging way.

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Kansas: A Unit Study

Kansas: A Unit Study
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