Adventures of High John the Conqueror

Adventures of High John the Conqueror

by Steve Sanfield

High John the Conqueror sometimes called simply High John or John was a slave trickster who always outwits Old Master. Much like Greek slave Aesop’s animal characters, High John was the subject of a series of subversive narratives, whose mission was to outsmart his oppressors. Tall tales of High John’s exploits flourished during slavery, but after emancipation they fell out of circulation and his antics were all but forgotten.


Ages: 7-up
Illustrated by: Wendell Hall
ISBN: 9780874837742
Price: $11.95
Published by: August House Little Folk

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