Stories include: 'Lazy Jack' about the time Jack got his first job. 'The Farmer's Smart Daughter' a Kentucky-collected version of folktale from Europe about a clever, clever young woman. 'Some Dog' a tall tale Mary set on the farm of her childhood and populated with her brothers and an incredible dog. 'Jeff Rides the Rides' a true story of Mary's youngest brother let loose on the midway for the first time. 'Jump Rope Kingdom' a true story of kindness remembered from Mary's first year of school. Review Excerpts from earlier released audiocassette version: 'Mary Hamilton's carefully chosen stories from Kentucky and Appalachia are told with vigor and humor. 'Some Dog' becomes so alive that after hearing his adventures, listeners will be on the look out to return him to his home in Kentucky.' The Elementary School Library Collection, 20th edition 'The ancient art of storytelling comes to life in Mary Hamilton's warm, back-porch delivery...Great fun and great listening.' Booklist, 5/15/93.