The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit

The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit

by Joel Chandler Harris

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Overview

This Courage Classic is reformatted into a smaller trim size and a lower price sure to make them necessities in any library. Beautiful, rich, and vibrant illustrations accompany these classic tales and make them treasures for all to read. Don Daily's exquisitely detailed illustrations make this hardcover series a great value. Retold from Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, children of all ages will laugh at the adventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Bear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762432196
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 151,703
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

About the Author

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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Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MeghanOsborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is a compiling of stories about the life and adventures of Brer Rabbit. Brer Rabbit is a sneaky rabbit whose main concern is bothering Brer Fox and making sure that everyone in town knows he is the smartest, the fastest, and the best at just about everything. Even when the other animals attempt to outsmart him, they cannot.My Personal Reaction:I thought the stories were very fun and the pictures were very captivating and colorful. The book was also very interesting,a nd had no issue with keeping even my attention. However, I felt that the story centered around a character who is not an individual of good character, and certain parts of the book were actually somewhat violent (i.e. Brer Wolf and Brer Fox making a plan to lure rabbit in and club him).Classroom Extension Ideas:1. The teacher could have students compare and contrast how Brer Rabbit treated his neighbors, and how we should treat our neighbors.2. This book could accompany a discussion on bullying and how to handle friends who may act like Brer Rabbit sometimes.
dknapp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of stories about Brer Rabbit. In one such story Brer Rabbit is caught in a trap trying to steal Brer Fox's peanuts. Brer Rabbit tricks Brer Bear into thinking that he is actually guarding the hole in the fence into Brer Fox's peanut patch. Sure enough, Brear Rabbit soon has Brer Bear willingly taking his place in the snare and runs off to tell Brer Fox. Brer Bear is not happy and proceeds to hit Brer Rabbit. I found this book rather hard to read with all the "Brer" titles for all the animals. It was rather a tongue twister trying to read this aloud to my 5 month old. The pictures are very good and the stories are familiar but overall I didn't really enjoy the book.This book could be used in the classroom in a unit over classic tales or possibly over trickster tales. Also, having the children act out one of the stories might be fun and also teach them a moral such as in the story of The Great Race.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago