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Sister Tricksters: Rollicking Tales of Clever Females
Contributor(s): San Souci, Robert D. (Author), San Souci, Daniel (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 087483791X     ISBN-13: 9780874837919
Publisher: August House Publishers
OUR PRICE: $16.96  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: June 2006

Annotation: We are all very familiar with the classic male trickster characters such as Brer Rabbit, Anansi, and even Bugs Bunny. In this collection, Robert San Souci, the author of many award-winning retellings of legends and folktales for children, teams up with his brother, Daniel, to show us that the fairer sex can be just as clever and resourceful as their male counterparts.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General
Dewey: 398.209
LCCN: 2006040793
Age Level: 8-11
Grade Level: 3-6
Lexile Measure: 1050(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.47" H x 8.98" W x 11.38" (1.41 lbs) 69 pages
- Cultural Region - South
- Sex & Gender - Feminine
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: School Library Journal 09/01/2006 pg. 196
Kirkus Review - Children 09/15/2006 pg. 966
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2006 pg. 190 - Recommended
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 119 - Recommended, Satisfactory
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Publisher Description:
Rollicking tales of clever females.Everyone remembers the exploits of Br'er Rabbit and his cohorts Br'er Fox, Br'er Possum, and other sly characters. But while these tales were circulating among slaves in the southern United States, another set of stories was passed along just as enthusiastically ... only here the clever tricksters were female. Who better to tackle the stories of these sister tricksters than the San Souci brothers? Utilizing a contagiously rhythmic, pitch-perfect dialect, writer Robert gleefully interprets the exploits of Molly Cottontail, Miz Grasshopper, Miz Duck, and Miz Goose against worthy (and not-so-worthy) foes such as Mistah Slickry Sly-fox, Mistah Rooster, and Mistah Bear. Brother Daniel's comically realistic paintings capture the slapstick frenzy of these characters engaged in battles of wits against the rural Southern landscape that nourished the tales in their infancy. These clever females teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and sharing.
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