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The Coldest Night of the Year

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 6
Categories: Tall Tale



Appeared in

Papa Alonzo Leatherby: A Collection of Tall Tales

Story Summary

One night in Carroll county it was so cold that Papa Alonzo's words just froze in mid air. But little Lulie who was as sharp as an icicle and as quick as an avalanche gathered them up and stored them in canning jars so come spring when anyone wanted one of Papa Alonzo's stories, all they had to do was take down a jar and open the lid.


Musical introduction by Hannah Seng