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The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit Hardcover – 29 Jan 2008
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This beautifully illustrated edition of the classic Brer Rabbit folk-tales is re-presented in a brand new, smaller format.The Brer Rabbit folk tales have deep roots in traditional African stories which have been told for hundreds of years. Joel Chandler Harris heard them from Southern African Americans and retold them as classic yarns of Uncle Remus, a fictitious old slave who spun stories to a boy from the big house of a plantation. The witty and wise stories, complemented by the detailed illustrations of Don Daily, will be loved by children of all ages, who will laugh aloud at the adventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear.
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Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) collected the folktales of Southern African Americans and retold them as classic stories of Uncle Remus, a fictitious old slave who spun stories to a boy from the big house of a plantation." He wrote five books featuring Uncle Remus and his stories of Brer Rabbit and friends. The first, Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, was published in 1880.
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The book's illustrations are fantastic. My granchildren loved looking at them as we read the stories.Read more