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4.0 out of 5 stars Endless Supply of Bedtime Stories, 18 July 1996
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Joel Chandler Harris brilliantly recorded the stories told on the southern plantation. Some of these stories have their origins in West Africa and were brought over (obviously) with the slave trade. But the stories are entertaining, laugh out loud funny, and naturalistic. Even though the animals in the stories(Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, etc.) are anthropomorphized, they also convey aspects of their essential natures in the wild. My husband reads me a story every night before we go to sleep. Unfortunately, because Harris was trying to write phonetically the dialect of the black slaves who were telling the stories, reading the stories takes a bit of practice. You have to get used to his spellings. For example, "bimeby" means "by and by." So, children may not be able to follow you if you read this outloud to them. A wonderful book which covers all the famous stories which you have heard of and never read yourself (Tar Baby, Rabbit in the Briar Patch) and also the not so famous stories. A real cultural education for Americans of every race and background. Highly recommended if you enjoy folk art and folk culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars astonishing re-discovery, 9 Aug. 1999
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You may think you know these tales, but this book is worth a quiet, relaxed weeks-long read. Harris clearly loved and respected the people, cultures and stories. Some are not funny, and some hilarious. Many touch on metaphysical subjects without being obvious. Uncle Remus is almost like Jane Roberts' "Seth" entity: Centered, caring, wise, full of love and life, and leading the reader to find fresh ideas each time one looks again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grandsons, 9 May 2009
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This review is from: The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus (Hardcover)
Having enjoyed these tales as a boy I decided to obtain a copy for my grandsons. The book was delivered to my daughters address and she tells me the boys are enjoying their bedtime stories. everything went smoothly and I am pleased with the service from Amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I thought the book was enlightening for children., 17 Nov. 1998
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Almost all the sotries have a good moral, while being funny and entertaining.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, 30 Mar. 2014
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Voices are ok...but not as good as the Disney Classic.
The stories are wonderful to listen to in the car.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is wonderful to reread the stories that were first read to ..., 17 April 2015
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It is wonderful to reread the stories that were first read to me as a child. Now I have the book I can read them to my own grandchildren.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As a child I loved the stories of Brer Rabbit as retold by Enid ..., 7 Feb. 2015
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As a child I loved the stories of Brer Rabbit as retold by Enid Blyton, so to read them in original form is great. So enlightening.
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The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris (Hardcover - 9 Sept. 1955)
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