Crab Boy's Ghost: Gullah Folktales from Murrells Inlet's Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry (Paperback)
Beware the Shrieking Droll-the wandering ghost of a child lost forever to a fierce marsh creature Then enjoy the antics of friendlier Lowcountry spirits from nearby Waccamaw Swamp as Brother Frog, Brother Rabbit, and Brother Gator each try to outwit the others. These four charming Gullah folktales come from the African American Gullah culture once so alive on the historic rice plantations making up Brookgreen Gardens, a popular Murrells Inlet tourist attraction in the Lowcountry near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bonus Feature: A brief excerpt from Lynn Michelsohn's Lowcountry Ghosts, stories of South Carolina ghosts from historic rice plantations around Myrtle Beach, is also included. Please Note: All four of these folktales are included in Lynn Michelsohn's longer collection, Tales from Brookgreen, with its accounts of South Carolina ghosts and lovers, historical characters and mysterious visitors on historic Lowcountry rice plantations. The story, "Crab Boy's Ghost," also appears in the short collection, Gullah Ghosts.
Lynn Michelsohn, a tenth generation Carolinian, engages readers in characters and folkways unique to the Lowcountry spirit in her charming retelling of these tales from the historic rice plantations of Brookgreen Gardens, the popular tourist attraction in near South Carolina's Myrtle Beach.