Uncle Remus

Uncle Remus

The Complete Tales

Book - 1999
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Brer Rabbit is causing trouble again for his fellow creatures Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, and the rest--this time in an omnibus edition that brings together all the stories from Tales of Uncle Remus, More Tales of Uncle Remus, Further Tales of Uncle Remus , and Last Tales of Uncle Remus .

The Uncle Remus tales, originally written down by Joel Chandler Harris, were first published over a hundred years ago, and serve as the largest collection of African-American folklore. In this four-book series, Julius Lester masterfully retains the flavor of the tales, while dropping the heavy dialect of the Harris originals and adding contemporary language and references-- ensuring that the stories will be understood and enjoyed by new generations of readers. And, of course, the stories are beautifully illuminated by the slyly humorous full-color and black-and-white art of Jerry Pinkney. The result is a treasure of a volume that will delight all ages and belongs on every shelf.

Publisher: New York : Phyllis Fogelman Books, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780803724518
0803724519
Branch Call Number: J Les
Characteristics: viii, 696 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry - Illustrator

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vpl_childrens May 02, 2017

Interest level: ages 6-12. Clever Brer Rabbit triumphs over all obstacles in these classic humorous trickster tales from the African-American tradition, retold in modified dialect with a sprinkling of modern references.

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