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Children's LiteratureWay down in the deepest south, the animals of Brer Village got along just as kindly as critters could. Things were peaceful and pleasant, generally speaking, until one day, Boss Lion, king of the forest came along and set himself down in an old cave on the outskirts of Brer Village. Now Boss Lion was the meanest, baddest, biggest, smelliest, proudest, fattest cat in the forest—and he was not so nice besides. He gobbled up pawsful of goslings, swallowed a six-pack of piglets, and generally ate up any village animals who happened to come along. Ah, but he had yet to meet the cunning Brer Rabbit, who outsmarts him and saves the village. Told in a traditional southern storytelling voice, and accompanied by fun cartoon-like illustrations, this wonderful retelling of the classic southern tale of cunning, cleverness, and good triumphing over evil will delight today's children just as it has for generations. 2005 (orig. 1995), Rabbit Ears Books/ABDO Publishing Company, Ages 6 to 10.