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Creation Classic Portables #02: Tar Baby: Tales of Brer Rabbit

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Publisher Comments:

The first undiluted adult edition of this American classic for decades.

Synopsis:

In the Georgia swamplands and plantations, a cast of anthropomorphic animals enacts daily rituals of pursuit, trickery and escape. In this pre-Loony Toons world of sassy, talking beasts, Brer Rabbit is the hero — duelling both verbally and physically with those who would eat him, and perpetually in the monstrous shadow of the Tar Baby.

The casual publication in 1877 of "The Tar Baby" by Joel Chandler Harris, found Harris his literary vocation. In the following years he developed his own plantation mythology in a series of volumes, narrated by "Uncle Remus", telling colloquial tales of the wily hero Brer Rabbit (an obvious precursor of Bugs Bunny) and his clashes with the villain, Brer Fox. Tar Baby is a collection of some of the finest of these often surreal and grotesque stories, in the original African American dialect, and is presented as a classic of American literature for both adult readers and children of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781840680201
Author:
Deryk, Thomas
Author:
Deryk, Thomas
Author:
Harris, Joel Chandler
Publisher:
Creation Books LANGUAGE: eng
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Folklore, Afro-American
Series:
Creation Classic Portables
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.00000 x 4.00000 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Creation Classic Portables #02: Tar Baby: Tales of Brer Rabbit
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Product details 160 pages Creation Books - English 9781840680201 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the Georgia swamplands and plantations, a cast of anthropomorphic animals enacts daily rituals of pursuit, trickery and escape. In this pre-Loony Toons world of sassy, talking beasts, Brer Rabbit is the hero — duelling both verbally and physically with those who would eat him, and perpetually in the monstrous shadow of the Tar Baby.

The casual publication in 1877 of "The Tar Baby" by Joel Chandler Harris, found Harris his literary vocation. In the following years he developed his own plantation mythology in a series of volumes, narrated by "Uncle Remus", telling colloquial tales of the wily hero Brer Rabbit (an obvious precursor of Bugs Bunny) and his clashes with the villain, Brer Fox. Tar Baby is a collection of some of the finest of these often surreal and grotesque stories, in the original African American dialect, and is presented as a classic of American literature for both adult readers and children of all ages.

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