"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillon's, this collection should be snapped up." --School Library Journal
This book appeared in Mrs. Laura Bush's Family Favorites list, for books to be read out loud as a family or for independent readers.