JACK AND THE THREE SILLIES by Richard Chase
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JACK AND THE THREE SILLIES

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A new Jack Tale- which is Open Sesame to anyone familiar with the original collection of American folk yarns -- and with the subsequent Grandfather Tales To the many who have heard Richard Chase telling stories the lilt of the words and the tone of voice in which they should be said come vividly to mind as one reads. The story this time is a mountain people version of a familiar folk legend, of foolish Jack who took the cow to market- and by progressively sillier decisions and exchanges came home with a stone to hold the door in place. The new twist comes in his wife's search for three sillier people than Jack. Fun to read- fun to tell- and the Joshua Tolford illustrations in pencil and in color, doublespread with text on every page, are just right for the story. They have humor and a certain casual charm.

Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 1950
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin