Young Ray Hicks Learns the Jack Tales

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Ray Hicks was America’s most celebrated master storyteller. In the 70s and 80s he was the inspiration for the revival of storytelling in the United States. His gift for yarn spinning past to him, through generations of Hicks and Harmons, all the way back to the 1770s. He was known throughout the world for saving his grandfather’s and great grandfather’s traditional tales about a boy named Jack. Ray experienced twenty-five years as a the star of the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. The crowds loved hearing his Appalachian dialect, although Ray often commented that he suffered from “Stage Fever.”

This book was written from a collection of childhood stories that Ray told the author.

Author

Lynn Salsi

Cover

Hardcover, Paperback

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Other Details

Illustrations by James Young

Pages

160

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About the Author

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... Read More