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Tales of Uncle Remus (Puffin Modern Classics): The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

 
 
 
 
Tales of Uncle Remus (Puffin Modern Classics): The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Author: Julius Lester
ISBN 13: 9780142407202
ISBN 10: 142407208
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 2006-12-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $6.99
 
 

Originally told by Southern slaves, these animal tales were collected by Joel Chandler Harris and published between 1896 and 1918. Lester has selected and rewritten forty-eight of the stories featuring Brer Rabbit, adapting the language and setting for modern-day audiences. This important volume, steeped in black history, is decorated with both full-color and black-and-white illustrations.

Publishers Weekly

Lester juxtaposes a contemporary voice and settings (like shopping malls) with some dialect in these "wonderfully funny folktales," said PW. "For many purists, though, it will not replace the original stories." Ages 8-up. (Jan.)