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Publisher Comments:

Newt

Newt, newt

What can you be?

Just

A salamander, child.

That's me!

In 26 never-before-published short and wonderfully clever poems, Langston Hughes takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. From Ape to Zebra--with bees, camels, fish, and even a unicorn in between--he paints a picture of each animal with just a few simple, but telling, words. Hughes also knows what makes children giggle:

What use

Is a goose

Except to quackle?

If a goose

Can't quackle

She's out of whackle.

The publication of a new manuscript by Langston Hughes is an important event in American literature. But when you add the fanciful three-dimensional animals built especially for this book by first and second graders from the Harlem School of the Arts, an introduction for children by entertainer and humanitarian Ben Vereen, and an afterword for older children and adults that delves into the work Hughes did for and with children, you have an instant classic. Oxford is proud to bring this new Hughes manuscript to life, and to share with children and adults alike the exhuberant, wise, and funny world of animals as seen by an American literary genius.

Synopsis:

The Langston Hughes classic, now in paperback, includes an Introduction by Ben Vereen and Afterword by George P. Cunningham. In 26 short and wonderful poems--never-before published--acclaimed Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes (1902-1967) takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. Color and b&w illustrations.

Synopsis:

In 26 never-before-published short and wonderfully clever poems, Langston Hughes takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. From Ape to Zebra--with bees, camels, fish, and even a unicorn in between--he paints a picture of each animal with just a few simple, but telling, words.

About the Author

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was one of the most versatile writers of the artistic movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Though known primarily as a poet, he also wrote plays essays, novels, short stories, and books and poems for children.

Ben Vereen has left his mark on the Broadway stage, concert circuit, and in film and television. He has also been widely honored for his humanitarian activities and work with young people.

George P. Cunningham is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College.

The Harlem School of the Arts provides instruction in music, dance, drama, and visual arts to more than 1,500 students every year. Many of the first, second, and third grade students who participated in this project are part ofOpportunities for Learning in the Arts, a program that offers arts instruction for public school students during the school day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195120301
Afterword:
Students of the Harlem School for the Ar
Afterword:
Cunningham, George P.
Illustrator:
Students of the Harlem School for the Ar
Author:
null, Langston
Author:
Vereen, Ben
Author:
null, Ben
Author:
Cunningham, George P.
Author:
null, George P.
Author:
Hughes, Langston
Author:
students from the Harlem School of the Arts
Author:
Students
Afterword by:
Cunningham, George P.
Afterword:
Cunningham, George P.
Author:
Cunningham, George P.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Literature, English
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Literature/English | Poetry | American
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Description:
hardcover 9840
Series:
The Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 color illus, 4 pp. b/w photos
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
7.94x10.02x.14 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 48 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195120301 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Langston Hughes classic, now in paperback, includes an Introduction by Ben Vereen and Afterword by George P. Cunningham. In 26 short and wonderful poems--never-before published--acclaimed Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes (1902-1967) takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. Color and b&w illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , In 26 never-before-published short and wonderfully clever poems, Langston Hughes takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. From Ape to Zebra--with bees, camels, fish, and even a unicorn in between--he paints a picture of each animal with just a few simple, but telling, words.
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