Smoky Mountain Jack Tales - Gatlinburg, TN

Smoky Mountain Jack Tales




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  Smoky Mountain Jack Tales of Winter and Old Christmas
is the title of Lew’s book, featuring nine Christmas and twelve all-season stories.  Based on traditional folk and fairy tales, these are performance-oriented for reading aloud at home or in public, memorized for oral interpretation, or re-told in your own words.  Primarily for older youth and grownups, these varied tales are for readers and tellers who already know Jack and those about to make
a new friend.  All the stories are about Jack—sometimes the trickster, sometimes aided by good fortune, but all fun.  They are Smoky Mountain Jack Tales.

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and Adventure Bound Camping Resort, Gatlinburg, TN
The Folklore Tradition of Jack Tales, article about Jack Tales in Appalachian culture, from University of Illinois
Hicks, Harmon, and Ward Storytelling Tradition on Beech Mountain and in Western North Carolina
The Narrative Style of a Jack Tale Teller:  Marshall Ward,258
Introduction to Jack Tales, lengthy article by Carl Lindahl, 1994,128
The Appalachian Journey, film preview in which you hear Ray Hicks
16 Jack Tales and Folk tales to read
"Jack and the Bean Tree" bibliography
Search Jack Tales and Link to AppLit's Anotated Index of Appalachian Folktales, where you can find resources for many Jack Tales
"Jack and the Hainted House" and other hainted stories.
"Wonder Tales in Appalachia" short article



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Lew Bolton  (Creator)
and Terry Nell Morris (Assistant)


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