Saturday, August 31, 2019

Week 6 Extra Reading: Brer Rabbit 2-B

And here's the last of the Brer Rabbit units, the Part B stories from the second Brer Rabbit unit. These stories go back to the first volume of Brer Rabbit stories: Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris. I have two favorite stories here: I love watching Jack Sparrow hop right up into Brer Fox's mouth, and I also love the trick that Brer Rabbit uses to explain to Brer Wolf where all the beef went... into the ground!

Mr. Fox Is Again Victimized
Mr. Fox Goes A-Hunting
The Fate of Mr. Jack Sparrow. This is such a satisfying story in which Brer Rabbit gets away with his mischief... but Jack Sparrow does not! And what a great illustration by Eichenberg:


How Mr. Rabbit Saved His Meat. It seems so logical: the tail is sticking up out of the ground... so the cow must have gone down into the ground. Or so Brer Wolf thinks, ha ha. Here's A. B. Frost's illustration:


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