Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Contributors | November 26, 2014

    Chris Faatz: IMG The Collected Poems of James Laughlin



    Fall has brought us a true gift in the publication of the massive The Collected Poems of James Laughlin, published by New Directions in an... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$19.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
13 Local Warehouse Children's Animals- Animal Stories- Birds
25 Remote Warehouse Children's- General

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator Winner Title series:

Beautiful Blackbird

by

Beautiful Blackbird Cover

ISBN13: 9780689847318
ISBN10: 0689847319
All Product Details

 

Awards

Winner of the 2004 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Long ago, Blackbird is voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who are colored green, yellow, blue, and red, are so impressed that they beg Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they can be beautiful too. Although Blackbird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist. And so each is given a bit of black to enhance his beauty — the markings that detail birds to this very day.

Review:

"[I]f the ending creates a bit of confusion, Bryan's collages make up for it with their exhibition of colorful splendor and composition....Bryan's lilting and magical language is infectious. " Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[T]he rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Black is beautiful, uh-huh!

Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings — markings that detail birds to this very day.

Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia reso-nates both with rhythm and the tale's universal meanings — appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within. His cut-paper artwork is a joy.

Synopsis:

andlt;Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Black is beautiful, uh-huh!andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings — markings that detail birds to this very day. andlt;BRandgt; Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia reso-nates both with rhythm and the tale's universal meanings — appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within. His cut-paper artwork is a joy.

About the Author

Ashley Bryan has been writing and illustrating children's books for thirty years, as well as making puppets, creating stained-glass panels out of sea glass, and gardening. Over the years he has lectured widely and appeared at schools and colleges across the country. He won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum, and Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: And Other African Folk Tales and Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American Poetry were Coretta Scott King Honor Books. He lives on Cranberry Island in Islesford, Maine.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

poeticstoryteller, August 26, 2008 (view all comments by poeticstoryteller)
When engaging children with interactive storytelling, this book lends itself to rhythm and song, call and response and sing-a-long. A very dear story fun for the family. I request the authors' permission to perform a storytelling of her book.
www.poeticstoryteller.com
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 4 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689847318
Author:
Bryan, Ashley
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - African
Subject:
Zambia
Subject:
Ila
Subject:
Animals / Birds
Subject:
Juvenile materials
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Ila (African people)
Subject:
Folklore -- Zambia.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Birds
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color interior-jacket
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.5 in 14.14 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
3-7

Other books you might like

  1. Man Who Walked Between the Towers Used Hardcover $6.50
  2. Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and... Used Hardcover $10.50
  3. Kittens First Full Moon Used Hardcover $10.00
  4. Her Stories: African American... Used Hardcover $15.50
  5. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
    Used Hardcover $10.95
  6. Ellington Was Not a Street
    Used Hardcover $6.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Birds
Children's » Folk Tales » African
Children's » General
Children's » Picture Books » Folktales » African

Beautiful Blackbird New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.99 In Stock
Product details 40 pages Atheneum Books - English 9780689847318 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[I]f the ending creates a bit of confusion, Bryan's collages make up for it with their exhibition of colorful splendor and composition....Bryan's lilting and magical language is infectious. "
"Review" by , "[T]he rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must."
"Synopsis" by , Black is beautiful, uh-huh!

Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings — markings that detail birds to this very day.

Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia reso-nates both with rhythm and the tale's universal meanings — appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within. His cut-paper artwork is a joy.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Black is beautiful, uh-huh!andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings — markings that detail birds to this very day. andlt;BRandgt; Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia reso-nates both with rhythm and the tale's universal meanings — appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within. His cut-paper artwork is a joy.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.