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Title:
The story of Brer Rabbit and the wonderful tar baby
Author:
Metaxas, Eric.
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Publication Information:
Saxonville, Mass. : Rabbit Ears Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
Summary:
Relates how the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him.
Language:
English
Added Title:
Brer Rabbit and the wonderful tar baby.
ISBN:
9780887081446
Format :
Book

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Relates how the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him.


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Booklist Review

Ages 5 up. In this fine series of folktales from around the world, Rabbit Ears combines the narrative talents of major actors, delightful original music, and beautifully illustrated minibooks in attractive bookshelf packages. Danny Glover narrates Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby with appropriate sass and uppityness. Glover beautifully captures the nuances of the black southern dialect and embodies the sense of banter and energy between the two adversaries. Original banjo and guitar music by Taj Mahal and bright, boldly colored book illustrations add to the fun. Thumbelina, the quiet, gentle Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, is read with fragile sensitivity by Kelly McGillis. Her characterizations of the snobbish mole and twittery field mouse are wonderful. Mark Isham's original music also helps to define mood and characters. Delicate, misty drawings in soft, warm pastels illustrate the book. The packaging is sturdy and attractive, although the book bindings may not stand up to repeated usage. Both children and adults will enjoy these titles. --Judy Morrissey