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Little Jack and Big Jack

Roadside Theater performs a humorous Appalachian tale about Little Jack, who saves his brother, Big Jack, by outwitting the King. This is a classic “Jack Tale” featuring a universal character who can be found in the tales of many countries (e.g., the English Jack, the German Hans, John in African-American stories, and Ivan in Russia). The story is also an example of group storytelling.

Classroom activities and discussion questions available on PBS LearningMedia.

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