The Sassafras Three

a frontier fairy folktale

 

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"The Sassafras Three" is something of a western frontier fairy folktale. In its pages lurk witches, dragons, pig farmers, Jackrabbits, rattlesnakes, kings, and magic. 

When a dusty wind-devil steals the hat off an old man's head, the old man sets out on a journey to take his hat back. Along the way he is involuntarily joined by Nash Irving, famed hunter and hill-ranger. Nash is on a quest of his own, to slay the cruel dragon in the eastward swamp. This journey takes all involved over desert, prairie, hill, wood, bog, and lake. It is a story of humor, darkness, terror, endurance; of good and evil, of silliness and mystery. Complete with 49 pen-and-ink illustrations, "The Sassafras Three" is an adventurous book well worth reading, whether you're a kid, a family, or an adult.
 

Listen here to the first three chapters of the book:

 

 
 

 

Here is a sampling of some of the illustrations of the story. There are 49 in all. In the book, that is.

 The little old man, who is bald.

The little old man, who is bald.

 The dusty wind devil that started the whole thing.

The dusty wind devil that started the whole thing.

 Jackrabbit, at his hanging.

Jackrabbit, at his hanging.

 Nash Irving, famed hunter and hill-ranger.

Nash Irving, famed hunter and hill-ranger.

 Garto, the swamp-dragon.

Garto, the swamp-dragon.

 The fort wall.

The fort wall.

 The Pig Farmer, on his donkey.

The Pig Farmer, on his donkey.


 
 
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