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Brer Tiger and the Big Wind

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Greedy Brer Tiger refuses to let the other animals eat from his pear tree or drink from his spring. Then Brer Rabbit comes up with a magnificent plan to create a "big wind" and teach Brer Tiger a thing or two about generosity and sharing. "Faulkner's text demonstrates the work of a consummate storyteller....Wilson imbues her illustrations with measured peace that brings ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1995 by HarperCollins
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Jeff Cummings
Nov 20, 2016 Jeff Cummings rated it it was amazing
I love this book!

I am an adult PK (pastor's kid) of Irish descent. My father was a conservative Presbyterian minister. In the early 1970s, he pastored a racially integrated church in Wildwood, NJ. I remember Dr Faulkner used to come and tell us Brer Rabbit stories. Of course, we loved them but I never realized that Dr Faulkner was such a renowned folklorist.

This book tells a tale so relevant for today it isn't funny. How powerful people claim the natural resources of our planet as their own. H
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Allie Maas
Mar 01, 2016 Allie Maas rated it it was amazing
Title: Brer Tiger and the Big Wind
Author: William J. Faulkner
Illustrator: Roberta Wilson
Genre: European Folktale
Theme(s): Tigers, Rabbits, and Sharing
Opening Line/sentence:
In olden days, the creatures used to plow the fields and plant their crops the same as menfolks.

Brief Book Summary:
The animals work hard to gather and harvest their own food when suddenly a famine strikes and the only place to get food and water is Clayton Field. However, a greedy tiger that refuses to share his supply guar
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Linda
Jun 08, 2016 Linda rated it liked it
The clever rabbit saves the other animals from thirst and starvation. This book could be used with other Bret books to discuss how children of the slaves were taught how to get to freedom or just as a tale to encourage thinking of solutions to problems
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Jun 19, 2013 Jennifer Love rated it really liked it
Shelves: child-at-heart
Great and classic tale! :)
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