Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tales from the briar patch

Are you familiar with Julius Lester's retellings of the Uncle Remus stories? If not, you're missing out. Cloudscome of a wrung sponge has a good introduction (and links) to the Brer Rabbit stories of African-American folklore:
Uncle Remus

6 comments:

Lady K said...

Brer Rabbit is the best! As is making wishes while "poofing" dandelions...

Alkelda, you are truly one of my heroes in life.

adrienne said...

The recordings Lester did of these tales (from, I think, Recorded Books?) are *hysterical* -- the ones with the frogs, in particular. The way he does their voices is priceless.

cloudscome said...

Oooo I didn't know about the recordings! I better keep doing my research. I am so looking forward to listening to Lester read!

cloudscome said...

OK I just requested it from the library - 2 sets of CDs. Woo Hoo!

Lone Star Ma said...

I love his midrashim.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Cloudscome: Excellent! I'll have to follow suit.

LSM: When the Beginning Began is one of my favorites.