Appalachian Jack Tales

Classic Jack Tales!


Lynn Salsi 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


Lynn Salsi






5.5 x 8.5



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Illustrated by James Young


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About the Author

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Lynn Salsi, author of 19 books, is the recipient of many writing awards, including an American Library Association Notable Book Award and Historian of the Year. In 2009 she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Life and Times of Ray Hicks, Keeper of the Jack Tales. Other awards include the North Carolina Historian of the Year, the Jacqueline Lougheed World Understanding Lecturer (International Alpha Delta Kappa), an American Library Association Notable Book Award, eight Willie Parker Peace History Book Awards, a Stars and Flags gold medal, and a gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Lynn is known for retelling ancient tales of America’s first settlers and for her travels to 18 countries to study global stories. 

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The Appalachian Jack Tales Audio Book

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