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Whatever Happened To Brer Rabbit ?

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Seriously this guy was pretty big when I was growing up in the 60s, and I can only assume that the PC brigade killed him off. Curiously Noddy still seems to hold a bit of affection, even though the stories were very basic and I can't remember anybody actually liking the Noddy books who was a kid at the time. Brer Rabbit was slightly more sophisticated if you could ever call Enid Blyton sophisticated.

Actually never realised that Brer Rabbit was not Blyton's idea but she was just covering the American, Joel Chandler Harris.

Original illuistration for Harris, the tar baby.....

http://students.ou.edu/H/Sara.H.Huber-1/tarbaby.jpg

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As a child, I think I read pretty much everything Blyton wrote. The Magic Faraway Tree books were probably the favourite, though I don't recall the Brer rabbit ones so well and didn't care so much for the Noddy ones.

She lived in a gorgeous cottage, though.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/22/enid-blyton-author-home-on-sale

.. you may be pleased to know that a DVD was released just three weeks ago :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Brer-Rabbit-DVD/dp/B010BXX7IW

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As a child, I think I read pretty much everything Blyton wrote. The Magic Faraway Tree books were probably the favourite, though I don't recall the Brer rabbit ones so well and didn't care so much for the Noddy ones.

She lived in a gorgeous cottage, though.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/22/enid-blyton-author-home-on-sale

.. you may be pleased to know that a DVD was released just three weeks ago :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Brer-Rabbit-DVD/dp/B010BXX7IW

The Adventure series for me...Dinah, Lucy Ann, Philip, Jack and Kiki....posh kids from boarding school that got to do adventures. Not very pc either. Valley of adventure probably the tops.

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We always had brer rabbit stories at school when I was a kid. I think we only had one black lad in the whole class.

Maybe it's not to be told now, in case it offends (er, somebody in an office). :blink:

Well if they want to take the n8gger word out of Mark Twain's writings, just where are we? :wacko:

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We always had brer rabbit stories at school when I was a kid. I think we only had one black lad in the whole class.

Maybe it's not to be told now, in case it offends (er, somebody in an office). :blink:

Well if they want to take the n8gger word out of Mark Twain's writings, just where are we? :wacko:

First story I ever got at school, first year infant ...Little Black Sambo.

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First story I ever got at school, first year infant ...Little Black Sambo.

Yes I remember that too. I bet my old teachers are in PC prison. :blink:

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...remember brer rabbit.....but preferred the cat in the hat and barbar the elephant.......different animals. ;)

I model my whole life on Dr Suess books. :blink: I'll bet you're the "fox in socks" ;)

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...wow ages since I saw that......

I watched it all the way through. Some years ago, the GF of the time bought me the "Green Eggs and Ham" book, which I hope I still have somewhere.

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I seem to recall a brer rabbit in this great film....

EDIT: Oh yes he makes an appearance at the end of the clip....

I recall clips from that film regularly appearing in popular 1970s children's movie TV quiz show 'Screen Test'.

edit: On the subject of casual racial stereotyping on the banks of the Mississippi I've eaten in this woman's skirt a couple of times...

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I recommend their fruit pie sampler. It's to die for

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I liked Enid Blyton's stuff, particularly the Famous Five and the Secret Seven.

The Not Very Well Known Six books were a bit of a disappointment though.

Too Satanic? The "Evil Six" go Graverobbing? :blink:

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He's probably in the briar patch.

Think he tried that bit of reverse psychology, one time too many, and didn't realise Brer Fox had planted an IED in there.

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I recall clips from that film regularly appearing in popular 1970s children's movie TV quiz show 'Screen Test'. edit: On the subject of casual racial stereotyping on the banks of the Mississippi I've eaten in this woman's skirt a couple of times... wmgegy.jpg I recommend their fruit pie sampler. It's to die for

What about the fish?

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There was a hotukdeal earlier this year for about 100 Ladybird books for about £20. I thought that was brilliant as the books were a combination of fairytake books and those Ladybird educational things - you know, the ones that tell you what it is like to be an astronaunt.

Anyhow, I excitedly told a female friend I know, who is a Mum of 3 kids, about this and she just shrugged - no interest. Apparently those books are out of fashion these days.

I was disappointed.

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As a child, I think I read pretty much everything Blyton wrote.

Yes, my favourite author as a child too. I remember reading noddy books like this.. don't make em like that any more

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The Adventure series for me...Dinah, Lucy Ann, Philip, Jack and Kiki....posh kids from boarding school that got to do adventures. Not very pc either. Valley of adventure probably the tops.

Yes all great, and likewise, valley of adventure was my favourite too !

Other great childhood books were Alison Utterly's "Little Grey Rabbit", "Watership Down" and "Lord of the Rings".

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Other great childhood books were Alison Utterly's "Little Grey Rabbit", "Watership Down" and "Lord of the Rings".

Probably people are not buying them because today they sound like porno films.

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There was a hotukdeal earlier this year for about 100 Ladybird books for about £20. I thought that was brilliant as the books were a combination of fairytake books and those Ladybird educational things - you know, the ones that tell you what it is like to be an astronaunt.

Anyhow, I excitedly told a female friend I know, who is a Mum of 3 kids, about this and she just shrugged - no interest. Apparently those books are out of fashion these days.

I was disappointed.

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There was a hotukdeal earlier this year for about 100 Ladybird books for about £20. I thought that was brilliant as the books were a combination of fairytake books and those Ladybird educational things - you know, the ones that tell you what it is like to be an astronaunt.

Anyhow, I excitedly told a female friend I know, who is a Mum of 3 kids, about this and she just shrugged - no interest. Apparently those books are out of fashion these days.

I was disappointed.

You've just reminded me about how much I loved my Ladybird books.It was the fairy tales I loved most but I only had a few and would pour over them on a Saturday morning when we weren't allowed to get up and make a noise.

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