cover image The Knee-High Man and Other Tales

The Knee-High Man and Other Tales

Julius Lester. Puffin Books, $3.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-0234-9

""The younger child will be fascinated to learn why dogs chase cats, why the little man wants to be big,'' commented PW, further noting that Lester skillfully retells these tales from black folklore. Expert, full-color pictures by Pinto illustrate the stories, most of which date back to slave times and epitomize relationships between master and slave. (4up)