Out of the rich tradition of American black folk literature comes this collection of six animal tales. Originally told among the slaves, many of them were actually about relations between the slave and his owner. But they have survived through the years simply as good stories -amusing, sad, instructive, or just good fun.
Here are the adventures of the knee-high man, the dog and the cat, Mr Snake, Mrs Wind and Mrs Water, and those two favourite characters of black literature, Mr Rabbit and Mr Bear. Retold with vigour and humour by Julius Lester and illustrated with handsome full-colour paintings by Ralph Pinto, this book makes a special contribution to folk literature.
1st British editionj, dated 1974. Clipped wrapper, with light wear at the head and tail. Internally a crisp, clean copy. Illustrated by Ralph Pinto.