Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
This beautifully illustrated edition of the classic Brer Rabbit folk-tales is re-presented in a brand new, smaller format.
The Brer Rabbit folk tales have deep roots in traditional African stories which have been told for hundreds of years. Joel Chandler Harris heard them from Southern African Americans and retold them as classic yarns of Uncle Remus, a fictitious old slave who spun stories to a boy from the big house of a plantation. The witty and wise stories, complemented by the detailed illustrations of Don Daily, will be loved by children of all ages, who will laugh aloud at the adventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear.
Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) was a journalist for the Atlanta Consultation. He wrote five books featuring Uncle Remus and his stories of Brer Rabbit and friends. The first, Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, from which these stories were retold, was published in 1880. Don Daily (1940-2002) illustrated such Courage Books as The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables, The Twelve Days of Christmas Cats, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Classic Tale of the Wind in the Willows. He also created posters for many films, including The Lone Ranger.