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Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard

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Publisher Comments:

"We picked and we picked and we picked and we picked..." From dawn to dusk, a little girl harvests cotton with her family during the sweltering crop season. Imagining her way through the endless day, she wishes she could be anyone else-from a snake curved up and cool to a buzzard going round and round in the sky. Then at last, sunset approaches and a special treat awaits.

Polly Greenberg's rhythmic, easy-to-read text and Aliki's striking sun-soaked illustrations together make an unforgettable tale-part story, part song, and all poetry. Though based on a sharecropper's childhood memory from generations ago, this timeless story reflects everyone's wish to escape...and to be as free as a bird. First published in 1968, it is a powerful today as the day it was first told.

Synopsis:

From dawn to dusk, a little girl harvests cotton in the sweltering Mississippi Delta heat. Imagining her way through the endless day, she wishes she could be anyone elsefrom a snake curled up and cool to a buzzard going round and round in the sky. Finally, sunset approaches, and a special treat awaits. Based on a sharecropper's childhood memories, Polly Greenberg's rhythmic text and Aliki's sun-soaked illustrations make an unforgettable tale just right for the youngest reader.

Synopsis:

Greenberg's rhythmic, easy-to-read text and ALiki' striking, sun-soaked illustrations together make an unforgettable tale--part story, part song, and all poetry as a little girl wishes she were anything but a sweaty, tired sharecropper.

About the Author

Polly Greenberg was a founder of the Child Development Group of Mississippi, a Head Start program initiated in 1965 and operated by several thousand African-American sharecroppers and other low-income people. She lives in Washington D.C.

Aliki has contributed to some 200 books for children, over 55 of which she has written and illustrated. She is the recipient of many awards, including a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and the Jane Addams Peace Award for Picture Book. She lives in London, Eng

Product Details

ISBN:
9781587171222
Aliki,:
Aliki
Author:
Aliki
Author:
Greenberg, Polly
Author:
Chronicle Books
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Imaginative Play
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Cotton picking.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
20030101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Seastar Books - English 9781587171222 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From dawn to dusk, a little girl harvests cotton in the sweltering Mississippi Delta heat. Imagining her way through the endless day, she wishes she could be anyone elsefrom a snake curled up and cool to a buzzard going round and round in the sky. Finally, sunset approaches, and a special treat awaits. Based on a sharecropper's childhood memories, Polly Greenberg's rhythmic text and Aliki's sun-soaked illustrations make an unforgettable tale just right for the youngest reader.
"Synopsis" by , Greenberg's rhythmic, easy-to-read text and ALiki' striking, sun-soaked illustrations together make an unforgettable tale--part story, part song, and all poetry as a little girl wishes she were anything but a sweaty, tired sharecropper.
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