Momma Mary tells stories about a special young man named Jabe who was found as a young boy by Addy in a basket in the river and who did wondrous things, especially for the slaves on the Plenty Plantation. Reprint.
An original tall tale about Big Jabe, a slave who magically helps others escape from their masters and find freedom. Gouache and watercolor illustrations accompany the text. Named one of the Best Children's Books 2000 by Publishers Weekly.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Historical / United States / General, People + Places / United States / African-American