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The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

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Publisher Comments:

“THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” the title story in Virginia Hamiltons prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to “fly” away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.

Leo and Diane Dillon have created powerful new illustrations in full color for every page of this picture book presentation of Virginia Hamiltons most beloved tale. The authors original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.

Awards for The People Could Fly collection:

A Coretta Scott King Award

A Booklist Childrens Editors Choice

A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

A Horn Book Fanfare

An ALA Notable Book

An NCTE Teachers Choice

A New York Times Best Illustrated Childrens Books of the Year

Synopsis:

The title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning black American folktale collection is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. Full color.

About the Author

Virginia Hamilton, the first Black to win a Newbery Medal and the first childrens book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant, won the Coretta Scott King Award for The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales. She died in 2002 at the age of 66.

Leo and Diane Dillon, recepients of two Caldecott Medals, have illustrated five books by Virginia Hamilton, including the original black-and-white illustrations in The People Could Fly collection, Many Thousand Gone, and Her Stories. Leo and Diane Dillon live in Brooklyn, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375824050
Author:
Dillon, Leo
Author:
Dillon, Diane
Illustrator:
Dillon, Leo
Author:
Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
Author:
Dillon, Leo
Author:
Dillon, Diane Phd
Author:
illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Picturebooks
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
black history;africa;slavery;folktale;magic;myth;african american;black folklore;freedom
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12.10x9.36x.38 in. 1.07 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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