A collection of folk tales from North Carolina and Virginia for a slightly older audience than that for Chase's Jack Tales.
About the Author
Richard Chase collected The Jack Tales in the mountain country of North Carolina, where they have been handed down for generations. Everyone knows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This book contains eighteen stories about Jack, many of them still completely new to the average reader. And what adventures Jack has! Noted American folklorist Richard Chase (1904–1988) has been called the man “most responsible for the renaissance of Appalachian storytelling.” A collector of tales that had been handed down from generation to generation in the Appalachian regions of the United States, Chase was born in Alabama and lived in the mountains of North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Collected in Apalachia in th 1940s, these tales are an important part of our culture, and a link to stories all over. Folk tales have common threads all over the world and they connect us to each other. "Like Meat Loves Salt" is the folk tale version of King Lear. Stories circulate up and down the literary world, expressing the teller's view of our common stories. I bought the book for my nieces and nephews, but I'll have to buy another, because my 94 year old mother isn't giving up the copy she started browsing through when I opened the box.
If you liked the Jack Tales,you will love this.