Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Uncle Remus

When we read the Uncle Remus stories in Year 0, I pick and choose the stories we read so as to be sure to read the most familiar tales and to avoid some of the more unsettling stories.  I do like to use the original Joel Chandler Harris version, despite the dialect, because Julius Lester omits the Uncle Remus frame story in his version and I think that part of the story is important.

If you are not familiar with these stories, you might want to read about why they are important.

This is the list of tales I read during the preschool years:
Uncle Remus Initiates the Little Boy
Wonderful Tar-Baby Story
Why Mr. Possum Loves Peace
How Mr. Rabbit was Too Sharp for Mr. Fox
Story of the Deluge
Mr. Fox Tackles Old Man Tarrypin
Mr. Rabbit Grossly Deceives Mr. Fox
Mr. Fox is Again Victimized
Mr. Fox Goes a-Hunting But Mr. Rabbit Bags the Game
Old Mr. Rabbit, He’s a Good Fisherman
Mr. Rabbit Finds His Match at Last
Mr. Rabbit Meets His Match Again
Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear
How Mr. Rabbit Lost His Fine Bushy Tail
Mr. Fox and Miss Goose
Mr. Rabbit’s Astonishing Prank
The Story of the Pigs
How Mr. Fox Failed to Get His Grapes