Growing up in North Carolina, Donald Davis heard stories that came to America through Scots-Irish immigrants about a fellow named Jack who was so real that young Davis thought he was a distant relative or otherside-of-the-mountain neighbor. Now Davis knows that Jack is a universal legendary figure who, by various names, is found in nearly every culture.In this story tradition, Jack is sometimes bold and brilliant, sometimes inept but lucky. In "Granny Ugly", Jack relies on his common sense and several odd companions; in "Something Old, Something New", he discovers things aren't always what they seem. For Adults and Young Adults.
©1997 Donald Davis, Storyteller, Inc.; (P)1997 August House Publishers, Inc.