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Thread #4092 Message #1286562
Posted By: open mike
01-Oct-04 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ole Swenson (parody of Davy Crockett)
Subject: RE: Davy Crockett parody "OLE SWENSON"
THE TERRIBLE HODAG (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989). )
Illustrated by Lambert Davis.
This tall tale tells how Ole Swenson, a lumberjack from the far north woods, makes friends with the ferocious looking Hodag, a giant beast who has the head of an ox, feet of a bear, back of a dinosaur and tail of an alligator, and how the Hodag helps Ole Swenson and the other lumberjacks get rid of their greedy bossman.
(Stories about the Hodag have been told throughout the upper midwest for more than 100 years. In Rhinelander, Wisconsin the Hodag is the town symbol.)