The Midnight Society: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Introduction

Monday, October 26, 2020

Welcome to the fifth -- and final! (can you believe it?) -- week of The Midnight Society. This week, for our grand finale, we will be reading and discussing Washington Irving's classic short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." 

I have loved Washington Irving's stories since I first read them in middle school. "Rip van Winkle" caused a lifetime obsession with visiting the Catskill Mountains (yet to do!), and one day I also hope to visit Tarrytown, New York, the real-life setting of the fictional Sleepy Hollow. 

Here's what you need to join in the fun this week:

- At this link, you'll find a great background video on Washington Irving, America's first author. 

- Here is the text of the story. 

- If you prefer a read aloud, try this one. 

If you have Disney+, when you're finished check out the Disney animated version of the story (called "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad"). It's a classic!

I hope you love this story, and I look forward to seeing you back here on Thursday for discussion! And don't forget your campfire

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