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The Resource The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Label
The people could fly : the picture book
Title
The people could fly
Title remainder
the picture book
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away
Summary
In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2004
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 2004
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 2004
Awards note
  • Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2005.
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130392
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.208996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
480
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
primary
Label
The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: The people could fly : American black folktales, 1985
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
He Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit -- Doc Rabbit, Bruh Fox, and Tar Baby -- Tappin, the Land Turtle -- Bruh Alligator and Bruh Deer -- Bruh Lizard and Bruh Rabbit -- Bruh Alligator meets trouble -- Wolf and birds and the fish-horse -- Beautiful girl of the moon tower -- Wolf and little daughter -- Manuel had a riddle -- Papa John's tall tale -- Two Johns -- Wiley, his Mama, and the hairy man -- John and the Devil's daughter -- Peculiar such thing -- Little eight John -- Jack and the Devil -- Better wait till Martin comes -- Carrying the running-aways -- How Nehemiah got free -- Talking cooter -- Riddle tale of freedom -- Most useful slave -- People could fly
Control code
54372442
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375924057
Lccn
2003025579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)54372442
Label
The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: The people could fly : American black folktales, 1985
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
He Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit -- Doc Rabbit, Bruh Fox, and Tar Baby -- Tappin, the Land Turtle -- Bruh Alligator and Bruh Deer -- Bruh Lizard and Bruh Rabbit -- Bruh Alligator meets trouble -- Wolf and birds and the fish-horse -- Beautiful girl of the moon tower -- Wolf and little daughter -- Manuel had a riddle -- Papa John's tall tale -- Two Johns -- Wiley, his Mama, and the hairy man -- John and the Devil's daughter -- Peculiar such thing -- Little eight John -- Jack and the Devil -- Better wait till Martin comes -- Carrying the running-aways -- How Nehemiah got free -- Talking cooter -- Riddle tale of freedom -- Most useful slave -- People could fly
Control code
54372442
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375924057
Lccn
2003025579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)54372442

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