The tale of Willie Monroe

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Willie Monroe is sure he's the strongest critter in all of Tennessee-after all, his arms are big as stovepipes and his chest is broad as a barn door. He decides to enter a contest in Carolina just to prove it. Along the way, he meets an exceptionally strong li'l slip of a girl named Delilah and her ninety-nine-year-old granny, who can carry a full-grown horse on her shoulders. Compared to them, Willie is weak as water! It's only with their rigorous training that Willie is able to arm-wrestle, stack logs, milk cows, plow fields, and raise barns faster and better than anyone else, winning the contest as well as Delilah's hand in marriage. Humorous illustrations and an Appalachian spin on an ancient Japanese folktale make for a hilarious story about a young man put in his place by two strong women.
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Grouping Title tale of willie monroe
Grouping Author schroeder alan
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display_description An adaptation, set in the American South, of an old Japanese folktale in which a powerful wrestler who hopes to win the Emperor's Wrestling Match encounters three exceptionally strong women who train him for success.
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subject_facet Folklore -- Japan
title_display The tale of Willie Monroe
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title_short The tale of Willie Monroe
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