My brother asked in a recent conversation, "Whatever happened to the copy of Uncle Remus Tales mom used to read us?" Replying, "I don't know," my hunt was on to locate the precise edition for his 65th birthday present. This is that edition; this is The Book. Every tale, every bit of folklore, fable, and parable accompanied by wonderful pen and ink drawings is here. These are not the Disney-fied kiddy tales you might recall from "Song of the South." These are Joel Chandler Harris's effort to record in full dialect the stories he heard as a yourh from a very old and wise man in the plantation slave quarters. It took a gifted ear to capture them and even greater talent to read them aloud in "these days of modern times." Reading them silently is nearly impossible, I find. These tales cry out to be Told.