Sister Tricksters: Rollicking Tales of Clever Females by Robert D. San SouciSister Tricksters: Rollicking Tales of Clever Females by Robert D. San Souci

Sister Tricksters: Rollicking Tales of Clever Females

byRobert D. San SouciIllustratorDaniel San Souci

Hardcover | June 8, 2006

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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.
Robert San Souci Bio: Robert San Souci, who was born in San Francisco, raised in Berkeley and attended college at St. Mary's College in Moraga, knew at an early age he wanted to be a writer. His award-winning books were often spirited retellings of folk tales, fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. In an interview, he co...
Title:Sister Tricksters: Rollicking Tales of Clever FemalesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:70 pages, 11.37 × 9.11 × 0.35 inPublished:June 8, 2006Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:087483791X

ISBN - 13:9780874837919

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 11