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Lies and Other Tall Tales

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Synopsis:

LIES AND OTHER TALL TALES

These tales are so tall they touch the sky From Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers and Zora Neale Hurston.

While traveling in the Gulf States in the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston collected and recorded some real whoppers told by folks from all walks of life. Not dog ate my homework kind of lies, but tales so wild you didn't ever want to hear the truth. And now today's picture&ndash;book readers can enjoy these far&ndash;fetched fibs, with Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers's spirited adaption and bold, expressive collages.

Synopsis:

What's the shortest man you ever seen?

I seen a man so short, he had to get up on a box to look over a grain of sand.

And the fastest?

I seen a man run so hard that he lost his feets.

Back in the day, there were liars who could lie so good, you didn't even want to know the truth. And we have Zora Neale Hurston to thank for collecting their stories. In lies, Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor artist Christopher Myers has created expressive collages that are as bold and wild as the whoppers Hurston encountered on her travels in the Gulf States. Here's a visual treat that will tickle your funny bone.

About the Author

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of black heritage remain unparalleled. Her many books include Dust Tracks on a Road; Their Eyes Were Watching God; Jonah's Gourd Vine; Moses, Man of the Mountain; Mules and Men; and Every Tongue Got to Confess.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060006556
Compiled:
Myers, Christopher A.
Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Illustrator:
Myers, Christopher A.
Compiled:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Author:
topher
Author:
Thomas, Joyce Carol
Author:
Myers, Chris
Author:
Myers, Christopher
Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale
Author:
by Zora Neale Hurston and Christopher Myers
Author:
Myers, Christopher A.
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Sociology
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Tall tales
Subject:
Tales - Gulf States
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20051011
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.02x8.46x.45 in. .86 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
06-UP

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"Synopsis" by , LIES AND OTHER TALL TALES

These tales are so tall they touch the sky From Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers and Zora Neale Hurston.

While traveling in the Gulf States in the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston collected and recorded some real whoppers told by folks from all walks of life. Not dog ate my homework kind of lies, but tales so wild you didn't ever want to hear the truth. And now today's picture&ndash;book readers can enjoy these far&ndash;fetched fibs, with Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers's spirited adaption and bold, expressive collages.

"Synopsis" by , What's the shortest man you ever seen?

I seen a man so short, he had to get up on a box to look over a grain of sand.

And the fastest?

I seen a man run so hard that he lost his feets.

Back in the day, there were liars who could lie so good, you didn't even want to know the truth. And we have Zora Neale Hurston to thank for collecting their stories. In lies, Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor artist Christopher Myers has created expressive collages that are as bold and wild as the whoppers Hurston encountered on her travels in the Gulf States. Here's a visual treat that will tickle your funny bone.

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