Dressed in a white silk 3-piece suit
and Panama Hat, storyteller Alan Lance Andersen delights audiences
with his humorous tales told in country dialect reminiscent of
Some of the tales deal with HOOFENGOOFERS,
the magical little people who inhabit the Iowa river valleys.
Unlike elves and faeries (their counterparts in Europe), Hoofengoofers
are "real down-home folks" - dressing in bib
overalls and floppy straw hats, carrying knobby walking sticks,
and chewing on a piece of prairie grass.
These tongue-in-cheek stories contrast the traditional faery
tale setting against the Iowa farmscape - with prairies, round
barns, farmers markets, Model-T Fords, bootleggers, Jesse James,
and the Trolls of Northeast Iowa featuring in the narrative.
Mr. Andersen also tells tales from his book, The Frost
Haint of 'Possum Hollow and other Ozark Tales. Autographed
copies of the book are available for book signings.