The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts
By Paul Evans Pedersen Jr.
Illustrations by Jodi Weiss Pedersen
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"There's an ingenious imagination lurking behind these entertaining, whimsical, and sometimes frightening stories. The Legendary Pine Barrens is a delight!"
—Cathy Antener, author, Discovering New Jersey's Pine Barrens
In this collection of "new tales from old haunts," Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. delivers a literary feast for Pine Barrens enthusiasts and emerges as southern New Jersey's most exciting new storyteller in decades. There's something here for everyone—from offbeat explanations of natural phenomena, to unconventional takes on popular legends, to strange doings in mysterious towns and taverns. Throughout, you'll be entertained by a rogue's gallery of weird and colorful characters.
Make no mistake about it: These are not your traditional Pine Barrens legends. Pedersen's 21 stories and three songs are inspired by South Jersey's rich folklore and his love for the Pines, but only his remarkable imagination could have produced a work as fresh and original as The Legendary Pine Barrens.
"The author and I must have been brothers in a previous life—we've both heard the 'long, blood-curdling scream.' Paul Pedersen has mastered the essence of Pine Barrens storytelling."
—Kenneth G. Sooy Sr., Leeds family member
and Galloway Township (NJ) official historian
ADVISORY: The language and situations presented in some stories may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. Parents are advised to make their own determination as to the suitability of these stories for their young children.
200 pp/softbound | ISBN: 978-0-937548-76-9 | Regular Price: $14.95
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