Author and narrator J. J. Reneaux pays homage to the South with this unusual book. Reneaux shares these delightful classic tales and songs in her sleepy Lousiana drawl. The narratives and ditties are wrapped in her lush personal reminisces of growing up in the South. Much like other Southern offerings, these stories and songs have diverse roots in Cajun, Creole, Scotch-Irish, African-American, and Native-American traditions and wisdoms. Old-timey Southern folk music adds punch and an antique regional flavor. The music is too assertive to be background music, and that is a good thing. The music functions like an omniscient narrator; it hovers above and drives Reneaux’s fine narrative performance.
For Ages Seven to Adult
©1998 J.J. Reneaux; (P)1998 by August House Publishers, Inc.
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