Award-winning author Julius Lester presents 39 brand new retellings of tales as old as the ocean and as delightful as gingercakes. These tales take listeners back to when animals understood people talk and people understood animal talk-and it wasn't always exactly easy to tell just who was who! Here are Brer Rabbit, Mr. Man, Brer Possum, Brer Bear, and all the other colorful characters that have enchanted generations of children.
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by Julius Lester
"Even if you or your favorite young person is unfamiliar with the American classic UNCLE REMUS, you'll be sure to love this version of his fables. Updated comically and charmingly by author and storyteller Julius Lester, LAST TALES belongs in every story lover's collection. Lester brings down-home old-school set-on-the-porch-by-the-cracker-barrel-in-Alabammy storytelling back to life, updated cleverly with modern references. Lester croons, yelps, and uses funky dialect to bring Brer Rabbit, Fox, Wolf, Bear, and the rest to life. Modern cartoons owe a lot to Uncle Remus. Don't miss him this time 'round, y'all! D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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