The Jack Tales

Author: Richard Chase
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618346929
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A collection of Appalachian folktales includes the adventures of Jack and the beanstalk.

Perspectives on the Jack Tales

Author: Carl Lindahl
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 1878318756
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

The essays in this volume reexamine common assumptions about "magic" tales and their tellers, reconsidering the performance, collection, transcription, publication, and interpretation of narratives that continue to live orally--especially in the private realm--as one mechanism of intergenerational communication or as a symbolic expression of worldview.

The Jack tales

Author: Herbert Halpert
ISBN: IND:39000005901959
Release Date: 1943
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Stories about Jack and his two brothers Will and Tom, reflecting an American flavor in the telling.

Ray Hicks and the Jack Tales

Author: Christine Pavesic
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595363773
Release Date: 2005-08
Genre: History

The Jack Tales derive from a Western European narrative cycle and are the oldest folktales to survive in the North American oral tradition. In the twenty-first century, the Jack Tales continue to retain their place at the forefront of Western Oral Tradition. Over the centuries the tales of Jack and his adventures have tended to absorb the interests and values of the culture in which they are operating. Ray Hicks and the Jack Tales: A Study of Appalachian History, Culture, and Philosophy, assesses folktales in the oral tradition and examines both the history and the cultural impact of them. It includes a survey of existing scholarship concerning orality and the European origins of the Jack Tales and then focuses upon a prominent Appalachian native recorder of the tales, Ray Hicks. His enthusiasm and skill as a storyteller has allowed Hicks to bring an ancient body of oral literature to all types of audiences. The way that Hicks has enhanced the Jack Tales through his manner of storytelling-the nature of his performance, his voice and mimicry, the stimulus of the audience and his response-is explored along with the setting of these tales-the Appalachian mountains.

Smoky Mountain Jack Tales of Winter and Old Christmas

Author: W. Lewis Bolton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781514417508
Release Date: 2015-11-21
Genre: Fiction

“ONCED UPON A TIME AGO, in the Smoky Mountains, there lived a feller named Jack.” So begin twenty Jack Tales, based on traditional folk and fairy tales, plus an extra tale, “The Legend of Stingy Jack.” Nine seasonal stories are adventures with Giants, a Witch, Trolls, and Death. Bonus Tales feature a heifer hide, a bear, moonshine, golden eggs, a ball of butter, a King’s ring, and a lost ax. Smoky Mountain Jack Tales of Winter and Old Christmas These are fun performance tales for reading aloud at home or in public, for oral interpretation, or re-told in your own words. Primarily for older youth and grownups, these varied tales are for readers and storytellers who already know and love Jack and those about to make a new friend.

Southern Jack Tales

Author: Donald Davis
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 0874835003
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A collection of thirteen Jack tales from the southern Appalachian Mountains, including "The Time Jack Told a Big Tale", "The Time Jack Cured the Doctor", and "The Time Jack Stole the Cows".

Jack Tales and Mountain Yarns

Author: Orville Hicks
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1933251654
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Orville Hicks has enthralled audiences beyond the porches of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, for more than two decades. Jack Tales and Mountain Yarns captures the voice of the master storyteller in more than twenty transcribed stories, paired with lively

The Jack Tales

Author: Ray Hicks
Publisher: Callaway Editions
ISBN: UOM:39015049742755
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Offers three traditional tales from the Scotch-Irish heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains that feature Jack, a poor mountain boy whose innocence and cleverness enable him to outwit the forces of evil.

The Life and Times of Ray Hicks

Author: Lynn Salsi
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572336216
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Renowned storyteller Ray Hicks was a certified national treasure. He received many prestigious honors in his lifetime, including the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Best known for his traditional storytelling and also for saving the original Beech Mountain Jack tales brought to the Appalachian Mountains by his ancestors as early as 1776, Hicks was conscious of the role he played in the preservation of oral storytelling. Many of those stories are included in The Life and Times of Ray Hicks. Born in 1922, Ray lived his whole life in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. (Although it finally got a refrigerator and electric lights, Ray's place never did get a telephone, indoor plumbing, or a radio or television.) It seems he knew everything there was to know about living off the land and about his family's history. A lot of what he knew is in this new book. Hicks made his public storytelling debut in 1951, when a local schoolteacher invited him to her class. In 1973, Ray performed at the very first International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He appeared at every one until he became too weak to attend. He died on Easter Sunday in 2003. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews and visits, painstakingly pieced together by Lynn Salsi, The Life and Times of Ray Hicks comes as close as possible to capturing the way Ray talked. Part memoir and part biography, The Life and Times of Ray Hicks presents, sometimes in Ray Hicks's own words, the most important part of his long, colorful life-a life scarcely less interesting than the Jack Tales he told so well. Lynn Salsi is the author of several books, including The Jack Tales and Young Ray Hicks Learns the Jack Tales. She has received the American Library Association's Notable Book Award, six Willie Parker Peace History Book Awards, and was named the North Carolina Historian of the Year in 2001.

Tales Then and Now

Author: Anna E. Altmann
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563088312
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

A comprehensive compilation of reworkings of classic folk and fairy tales. The nature of folktales and their surrounding cultural contexts are examined; each story is accompanied by tale type numbers, motifs, lists of reworkings by genre, and author interpretation. An excellent resource for the study of tales.

Young Ray Hicks

Author: Lynn Salsi
ISBN: 0970652755
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Appalachian Region, Southern

The Jack Tales

Author: Ruth McRoberts (EDT)/ Chase Ward (Richard/ Chase, Richard (EDT))
ISBN: OCLC:1035918372
Release Date: 2003

American Folk Tales and Songs

Author: Richard Chase
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486172880
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Music

Full of lively stories, jokes, and games for performance, the book also includes 40 songs with melody and guitar chords. Written by outstanding practicing folk performer. Includes 44 illustrations.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Glenn Hinson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807898550
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Reference

Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

Appalachian Jack Tales

Author: Lynn Sims Salsi
Publisher: Forza Renea
ISBN: 0982087306
Release Date: 2008-05-15
Genre: Jack tales

Lynn Slasi and James Young collaborate once more with the Appalachian Jack Tales, a story collection that puts Jack ant home in the high-mountain setting; this is much more than a book. Salsi sets each story in an historical context. This volume complements Young Ray Hicks Learns the Jack Tales, now a classroom staple for middle grade readers.