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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

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ISBN13: 9780679843368
ISBN10: 0679843361
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"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal. 

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards text Exemplar (Grade 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.

About the Author

Virginia Hamilton, storyteller, lecturer, and biographer, was born and raised in Yellow Springs, OH, which is said to be a station on the Underground Railroad.  Her grandfather settled in the village after escaping slavery in Virginia. She was educated at Antioch College and Ohio State University and did further study in literature and the novel at the New School for Social Research. Virginia was the first African American woman to win the Newbery Award, for M.C. Higgins the Great.  Since then, she has won three Newbery Honors and three Coretta Scott King Awards.  In 1992, Virginia was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, which is presented every two years by the International Board on Books for Young People, in recognition of her entire body of work. Virginia writes first for the pleasure of using words and language to evoke characters and their world, and in historical accounts such as Anthony Burns, the lives of real people.  Secondly, Hamilton writes to entertain, to inspire in people the desire to read on and on good books made especially for them.  

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PEARSONROJA2413, July 25, 2014 (view all comments by PEARSONROJA2413)
Delightful book full of Black Folktales. Found this book as a result of reading The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd and being a curious reader I wondered where the author found the idea for her title and what was the connection with people flying. Of course after I read the children's story of people flying I had to read the whole book. Glad I did. It is now in our bookcase for all the grandchildren or great grandchildren to read, look at the good illustrations and be enchanted by these tales. Rosalie Pearson
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679843368
Subtitle:
American Black Folktales
ill.:
Dillon, Leo
Illustrator:
Dillon, Leo
Author:
Virginia Hamilto
Author:
Dillon, Leo
Author:
Hamilton, Virginia
Author:
Dillon, Diane Phd
Author:
illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Author:
N
Author:
Diane Dillon, Ph.D.
ill.:
Dillon, Diane
Author:
Dillon, Diane
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Folk-lore, american
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Folklore -- United States.
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-Anthologies
Subject:
folktales;folklore;african american;african americans;slavery;fiction;children s;freedom;folktale;coretta scott king award;anthology;children;picture book;supernatural;fantasy;short stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
#92-49
Publication Date:
19930104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.04x8.02x.52 in. 1.17 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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