Spiders in the Hairdo

Spiders in the Hairdo

Modern Urban Legends

Book - 1999
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Winner of the Garden State Teen Book Award & 2002 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young AdultsHey, did you hear the one about the lady who had her beehive hairdo sprayed so hard that spiders started to nest in it? Of course you did, it happened to your next-door neighbor's cousin. Or was it your cousin's next-door neighbor? Folktales are not the exclusive domain of the past. They're alive and kicking in urban legends, those stories that are told as true, but always as happening to a friend of a friend. We hear them in conversation and recognize them on the Internet. In this collection, you'll encounter stories about stupid criminals, scams and conspiracy theories, students clever enough to outsmart the professor though not smart enough to pass the test, and jerks who get their just desserts. Based on David Holt and Bill Mooney's two-man storytelling show and their Grammy nominated audio, this collection will make your hair stand on end... possible into the shape of a beehive hairdo. These urban legends will teach readers the importance of courage and resourcefulness.
Publisher: Little Rock, Ark. : August House, 1999.
ISBN: 9780874835250
Branch Call Number: 398.20973 Ho
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mooney, William


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