Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Time Turner Tuesday ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Rip Van Winkle

Author ~ Washington Irving
Publisher ~ Dover Publications
Published ~ 1819
Genre ~ Classics

*Book source ~ The local library

My Rating ~ 3 bites out of 5

I picked up a few copies of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the library because my daughter had to read it for her AP English class. I chose a few copies because I wasn’t sure which one she’d want to read and of the four I read the one with Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. My husband decided to read one of the others and my daughter chose yet another. The boys read the last copy, so all the books got some reading love.

The copy I read is from 1967. It is a large print with illustrations, but there is no ISBN and I can’t find it anywhere online to link this exact copy. Anyway…it’s hard to believe I haven’t read either of these stories. Heard about them, yes. Actually read them, no. I’m not all that big on classics, but I found both of these stories ok. I did enjoy the extra background in both stories as I could only remember the bare bones of each tale. I do wonder what happened to Ichabod Crane though. Did the pumpkin in the face kill him and he was buried out in the woods? Or was he so scared he took off, even without his stuff? As far as Rip Van Winkle goes, no wonder his wife nagged him. He was a lazy worthless guy and his son didn’t fall far from the tree.


  1. I only know a bit about Sleepy Hollow...it's nice to go back and finally read some of these classics though!!


    1. I can't believe I've never read either of them! *slaps forehead* I have more classics I need to read. :)

  2. I never read either of these but I do plan to read Sleepy Hollow soon. It seems like a pretty small interesting book (:

    1. Both of the stories are short. Quick to read and then you can say you've finally read it (or them). I have this need to rustle up some more. :)