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Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

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by Joel Chandler Harris
     
 

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Brer Rabbit is the main character of the Uncle Remus stories, a likable character prone to tricks and trouble-making who is often opposed by Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. In one tale, Br'er Fox constructs a lump of tar and puts clothing on it. When Br'er Rabbit comes along he addresses the "tar baby" amiably, but receives no response. Br'er Rabbit becomes offended by what

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Brer Rabbit is the main character of the Uncle Remus stories, a likable character prone to tricks and trouble-making who is often opposed by Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. In one tale, Br'er Fox constructs a lump of tar and puts clothing on it. When Br'er Rabbit comes along he addresses the "tar baby" amiably, but receives no response. Br'er Rabbit becomes offended by what he perceives as Tar Baby's lack of manners, punches it, and becomes stuck.

Br'er Rabbit is a trickster who succeeds by his wits rather than by brawn, provoking authority figures and bending social mores as he sees fit.

The stories have inspired at least three feature films. The first and best known is Walt Disney's 'Song of the South,' released in 1946. The film was a combination of live action and animation. Ralph Bakshi's 1975 film 'Coonskin' is a satire of the Disney film that adapts the Uncle Remus stories to a contemporary Harlem setting. 'The Adventures of Brer Rabbit' is a 2006 direct-to video production which has hip-hop influences. An 'Uncle Remus and His Tales of Br'er Rabbit' newspaper strip ran from October 14, 1945, through December 31, 1972.

All ten Uncle Remus Brer Rabbit adventures are collected here:

BRER RABBIT'S FROLIC

BROTHER BEAR'S BIG HOUSE

BRER RABBIT TREATS THE CREETURS TO A RACE

BRER RABBIT'S FLYING TRIP

BRER RABBIT AND THE GOLD MINE

BRER RABBIT GETS BRER FOX A HOSS

BRER RABBIT FINDS THE MOON IN THE MILL POND

HOW MR. LION LOST HIS WOOL

HOW BRER RABBIT GOT A HOUSE

BRER RABBIT AND THE PARTRIDGE NEST

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781517443610
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/21/2015
Pages:
42
Sales rank:
542,195
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.09(d)

Meet the Author

After the first book appeared in 1880, Joel Chandler Harris was deluged with letters from readers all over the country asking for more stories of Brer Rabbit and his friends—so for the remaining years of his life he collected and wrote them. Richard Chase, noted folklorist and author of Jack Tales and Grandfather Tales, compiled and edited the volume after Harris's death, and his occasional footnotes and word definitions contribute to our understanding of the dialect. Chase's belief in the importance of folktales and Harris's work is summed up in his foreword: "These tales grew up in the soil of our nation. They came from the soul of a people. They endure."

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Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Brooke Steinke More than 1 year ago
There is something wrong with the epub formatting on this edition. It is basically unreadable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to find this version, but the epub is totally unreadable. Questikn marks everywhere and other issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Uncle Remes books,... so that's why I got this book. But as soon I read the first few pages, I said this is a rip off!!! Its not even a real story of brer rabbit!!! It's just a story about Uncle Reme's life, (included with pictures)!!!! Its about how did he get the idea of wrighting the stories. This is a total rip off!!!! Good thing it's free. FREE games the nook should have: *minecraft *temple run *pokemon :p ******THE SIMS******{-----------PREETY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP!!!! [If the nook gets the sims I'll put 5 stars]
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I am gunstar.i have 50 medic cats. Do you want me to give 5 medics?And also 4 warriers to protect you. Warriers. Reaperclaw,knifetail,hunkclaw and feedtail. Also we have a security system so that includes lasers, cameras and pawchecks. Sirencly, Gunstar.
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Orange shecat with blue ryes