Brer Rabbit Stories from Uncle Remus
Brown, Margaret Wise
Frost, A. B
Harris, Joel Chandler
. Harper and Brothers , Parents' Magazine Enterprises . NY
PZ7.H242 Br 1941a (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The twenty-four stories (and thirty-seven illustrations) seem to be taken from Nights with Uncle Remus and Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings. One particular characteristic of this edition seem to be the removal of all the adult reminiscent digressions, comments on Uncle Remus and Miss Sally and Aunt Tempy, and on the idiocsyncrasies of childhood (ix). Another is that the dialect has been modified slightly in the actual animal dialogue and more or less taken out of the expository passages (ix). The book thus aims to simplify and make clear to a wider and a younger public these folk stories....