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Southern Jack Tales

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Donald Davis grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina hearing stories that most American children have never heard. He did not know he was hearing anything special, but he was, in fact, learning a number of stories that came to America through Scots-Irish immigrants. These stories were still told in the Appalachians during the 1950s and centered around Jack, a un ...more
Paperback, 217 pages
Published December 15th 2005 by August House Publishers (first published September 25th 1993)
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Clay Kirby
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This story is not just one story as a whole, but it is several stories in one book. It is very similar to the Canterbury Tales. In the story the main character (Jack) goes on many quests and adventures and often wins prizes such as girls, gold, money, possessions or knowledge. This story was told by Elders in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and with that said the reader can notice a sort of biased twist in this book because of the Dialogue and settings. However this story is fictiona ...more
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Great collection of Appalachian Jack Tales.
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Donald Davis (born 1944) is an American storyteller, author and minister. Davis had a twenty year career as a minister before he became a professional storyteller. He has recorded over 25 storytelling albums and written several books based on those stories. His long career a
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