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Full color, hard-bound book
11 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide

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Over 100 pages of rhyming stories, poems and sonnets accompanied by breathtaking photographs

A native Southerner, Stephen Douglas Hedrick worked 20 years for the Walt Disney Company, leading creative teams worldwide and as Executive Producer of their Creative Entertainment Division. During his tenure there, he wrote many stories, song lyrics and scripts that went on to become major successes for the company. After leaving Disney, he began writing about the South. He has a distinguished style that marries yarn spinning with entertaining verse.

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"This book is a savory Southern treat for all the senses and makes the perfect gift for someone you love, even if that someone is yourself."

Author, Joyce Sterling Scarbrough

What critics are saying

"Stephen Hedrick's poetry evokes the Old South and the new with sly humor and the keen insight of a native son. In his verse we see and feel the wraith-like morning mist on a mountain, an undulating sea of kudzu, and the come-hither gaze of a Southern belle. 'Tall Tales & Sonnets of the South' is a paean to a place that exists in our hearts."

Thomas B. Harrison
Arts and Entertainment Editor

"One more book about the South? Yes, please! And this is the one!"

"These rhyming stories and poems - a mix of Eugene Field and Disney's Song of the South will rope in anyone who loves a well-told and well-illustrated story. Poetry or no."

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
UCLA Writing Program Instructor


Dauphin House Publishing | Last edited March 2009