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B'rer Rabbit is derived from a Liberian folk tale that is available in
children's book form (I had it as a kid, so I can't remember the title)
If you're interested in the subject, don't forget the silkie in Scot and
Irish lore. Lots of ballads about it, then the sweet film "The Secret of
Roan Ennish" is a "kinder gentler" silkie story, but I found it interesting
to see how it depicted folkloric beliefs played out through the life of a
I know a Cornish family who truly believe their middle child could
communicate with dolphins when he was very young. It's a wonderful story and
they told it to me so casually, while we were out on the water, and I've
toyed with the idea of making a book of it. Re: the ADHD thread - this
child's teachers consider him seriously ADHD.