Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

by Joel Chandler Harris, Julius Lester (Reteller), 2 othersPhyllis Fogelman (Editor), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
Publisher: Dial Press
Hardcover, 696 pages
Price: $40.00

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. Between 1987 and 1994, Julius Lester retold the entire collection of delightful and inimitable stories of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer B'ar, and Brer Wolf.

Lester's adaptation 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. Originally made available in four volumes, this omnibus edition was published in 1999.

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.

Books Included:

  1. Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
  2. More Tales of Uncle Remus: Further Adventures of Brer Rabbit, His Friends, Enemies, and Others
  3. Further Adventures of Uncle Remus: The Misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, the Doodang, and Other Creatures
  4. The Last Tales of Uncle Remus

 

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