The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney

A new Uncle Remus emerges from Lester's creative reshaping of 48 Brer Rabbit... read more

A new Uncle Remus emerges from Lester's creative reshaping of 48 Brer Rabbit stories from his Afro-American tradition into "modified contemporary southern Black English." Lester's foreword advises telling or reading the tales in one's own language. Storytelling specialist Augusta Baker's introduction speaks of the importance for contemporary children to hear these tales. Pinkney's occasional black-and-white drawings complement the highspirited tales; four of his watercolors are reproduced in full-color on double-page spreads. Honor Book, 1987 CCBC Newbery Discussion. (Ages 4-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987

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