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Tailypo (Short Animated Folktale)

This short film by Matt Rogers was inspired by the infamous folktale of the same title, which is featured in many books and anthologies of folklore. There are literally hundreds of variants of this tale, including such well-known versions as Mark Twain’s “The Golden Arm” and selections from Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories books such as “Just Delicious,” “The Big Toe” and “Clinkety-Clink.” Each story involves a person – usually a HUNGRY person – stealing and eating something that does not belong to them, only to find themselves pursued by some ghastly entity or creature.

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Interested in reading variants of the Tailypo folktale? It is featured in the following books:


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  1. bless your heart…

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