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

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


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Whether he is besting Brer Fox or sneaking into Mr. Man's garden, Brer Rabbit is always teaching a valuable lesson. These classic tales are full of wit, humor, and creativity, and Julius Lester brings an added contemporary sense to these forty-eight timeless stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142407202
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: Puffin Modern Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 98,281
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Julius Lester is a celebrated author whose accolades include a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award. He is also a National Book Award finalist, a National Book Critics Circle nominee, and a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself as a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk-show host, and professor. For 32 years he taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Jerry Pinkney is one of America's most admired children's book illustrators. He has won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, five New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Awards, the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the Society of Illustrators' Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other prizes and honors. Recently a member of the National Council of the Arts and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has also served on the U.S. Postal Service Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Jerry Pinkney lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Westchester County, New York.

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The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I purchased this edition of Uncle Remus, I was looking for the "old" Uncle Remus of my youth to pass on to my grandchildren. I loved the image of Uncle Remus telling his tales to the little white boy. While entertaining, it was disappointing. I don't believe history should be revised or literature compromised by making it contemporary. Imagine doing that to Shakespeare. History is history - like it or not. My lesson from this experience is to read the jacket, introduction, and foreword before purchasing. On the positive side, the illustrations were beautiful
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up on stories of the old south with all the slang complete and there is no more violence in these stories than you would find on any Warner Bros cartoon or any video game today. The flavor of these old stories are in the way it is read orally. I personally love reading them to children of all ages. Even if they don't understand the words, they love the 'melody of the tale'.
ander23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some of my childhood favorites. Julius Lester some years ago took on the task of retelling the Uncle Remus tales in four separate books, all beautifully illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. These retold stories won awards for their masterful presentation of the well-loved tales first written down by Joel Chandler Harris over 100 years ago, arguably the largest collection of African-American folklore available. This book is a compilation of the four books. 4 stars.
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