Storytelling is both an art form and a means of passing on significant elements of a culture--the history, the traditions, the humor, the pathos. It is a way of entertaining and being entertained. With this compilation of Texas--and Texanized--favorite myths and legends, award-winning tale teller Donna Ingham applies her own unmistakable voice to traverse her home state through such stories as:
>"The Coming of the Bluebonnet"--an oft-collected Commanche myth about love and sacrifice and the origin of the Texas state flower
>"The Story Behind the Story"--about two early cattlemen and the basis for an episode in Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove"
>"The Life and Times of Pecos Bill"--a selection of tales about this legendary folk hero
>"Diamond Bill"--about an east Texas rattlesnake who fought in the Civil War
>"Cupid Was a Mama's Boy"--a Texanized classic Greek myth
>And much more!