Grandfather Tales by Richard Chase

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This is a 240 page hardback book with dust jacket filled with 25 folktales collected and retold by Richard Chase. These stories are meant to be read aloud and shared. It was illustrated by Berkeley Williams, Jr. It was originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1948. This edition was published in 1976.

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Richard Chase collected The Jack Tales in the mountain country of North Carolina, where they have been handed down for generations. Everyone knows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This book contains eighteen stories about Jack, many of them still completely new to the average reader. And what adventures Jack has! Noted American folklorist Richard Chase (1904–1988) has been called the man “most responsible for the renaissance of Appalachian storytelling.” A collector of tales that had been handed down from generation to generation in the Appalachian regions of the United States, Chase was born in Alabama and lived in the mountains of North Carolina.
Published January 1, 1948 by Houghton Mifflin. 240 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Richard Chase edited the Jack Tales (legends of the southern mountains) -- and here has recorded his experiences and retold tales collected with descriptive passages giving local color and customs.

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Grandparents can be great storytellers, too, and the aptly titled Grandfather Tales: American-English Folk Tales, edited by Richard Chase, illus. by Berkeley Williams Jr. (first published in 1948),

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