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The Resource The people could fly : American Black folktales, told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

The people could fly : American Black folktales, told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Label
The people could fly : American Black folktales
Title
The people could fly
Title remainder
American Black folktales
Statement of responsibility
told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1986
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 1986.
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 1985
Awards note
Coretta Scott King Award for Narrative, 1986.
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090852
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1934-2002
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Hamilton, Virginia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
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  • Dillon, Leo
  • Dillon, Diane
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Tales
  • Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
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American Black folktales
Label
The people could fly : American Black folktales, told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Accompanied by compact disc: 11 selections from The people who could fly : American black folktales [sound recording] / by Virginia Hamilton ; narrated by James Earl Jones and Virginia Hamilton. -- [New York] : Knopf, [1987]. -- 1 sound disc : 73 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Accompanying material
1 compact disc
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-178)
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
Dimensions
26 cm +
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780375804717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The people could fly : American Black folktales, told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Accompanied by compact disc: 11 selections from The people who could fly : American black folktales [sound recording] / by Virginia Hamilton ; narrated by James Earl Jones and Virginia Hamilton. -- [New York] : Knopf, [1987]. -- 1 sound disc : 73 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Accompanying material
1 compact disc
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-178)
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
Dimensions
26 cm +
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780375804717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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