This 5 page paper explores the art of tall tales and what constitutes a tall tale. The original innovator of tall tales is mentioned as is the beginning of tall tales in America. How tall tales begin is discussed, for instance, sometimes the actual deeds of real folk heroes are exaggerated, other times, the character is purely fictional. Those mentioned include Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill. Bibliography lists 5 sources.