The Jack Tales: Folk Tales from the Southern AppalachainsFall 1994 Fiction
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
Author: Richard Chase
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.
Hardcover Price: $15.00
Paperback Price: $7.95
Review:Here is quintessential America from the mountains of North Carolina, arranged- and for decades memorably performed- by the wandering troubadour; Richard Chase. Big Jack and Little Jack, Jack and the Bull, Jack and the Bean tree- many of the plots are familiar. But Chase's snappy colloquial dialogue, his sharp sense of pell-mell narration, make these tellings small beauties. A short appendix will steer you to parallel tales.
Peter Neumeyer ©1994 Parents' Choice
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