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The Resource The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, (book with audio disc)

The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, (book with audio disc)

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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Virginia
Dewey number
398.208996/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.1.H154
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dillon, Leo
  • Dillon, Diane
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Hamilton, Virginia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Folklore
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, (book with audio disc)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "'The People Could Fly' was first published in 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf as one of the 24 tales in Virginia Hamilton's The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales"--Editor's note
  • Illustration copyright: 2004
  • Sound disc narrated by James Earl Jones and Virgina Hamilton. p1987
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (9 min., 21 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • spoken word
Content type code
  • txt
  • spw
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdamedia
Contents
Pea-pod man: Raven the creator -- Finding night: Quat the creator -- Endless sea of mud: Death the creator -- Bursting from the hen's egg: Phan Ku the creator -- Traveling to form the world: Old Man the creator -- First man becomes the devil: Ulgen the creator -- Turtle dives to the bottom of the sea: Earth Starter the creator -- Moon and Sun: Mawu-Lisa the creators -- Bandicoots come from his body: Karora the creator -- Spider Ananse finds something: Wulbari the creator -- Woman who fell from the sky: divine woman the creator -- Man copies god: Nyambi the creator -- Frost giant: Imir the creator -- Owner of the sky: Olorun the creator -- Marduk, god of gods: Apsu and Tiamat the creators -- Four creations to make man: Maker and Feathered Serpent the creators -- Angry gods: Ta-aroa the creator -- Sun, life, wind, and death : God Lowa the creator -- Sun-god and the dragon: God Ra the creator -- Separation of earth and sky: Sedi and Melo the creators -- First man, first woman: Yahweh the creator -- Coming of all things: the Greek creators -- God brings fire to man: Prometheus the creator -- Pandora: Zeus the creator -- In the beginning: Elohim the creator
Dimensions
32 cm +
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375945533
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The people could fly : the picture book, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, (book with audio disc)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "'The People Could Fly' was first published in 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf as one of the 24 tales in Virginia Hamilton's The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales"--Editor's note
  • Illustration copyright: 2004
  • Sound disc narrated by James Earl Jones and Virgina Hamilton. p1987
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (9 min., 21 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • spoken word
Content type code
  • txt
  • spw
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdamedia
Contents
Pea-pod man: Raven the creator -- Finding night: Quat the creator -- Endless sea of mud: Death the creator -- Bursting from the hen's egg: Phan Ku the creator -- Traveling to form the world: Old Man the creator -- First man becomes the devil: Ulgen the creator -- Turtle dives to the bottom of the sea: Earth Starter the creator -- Moon and Sun: Mawu-Lisa the creators -- Bandicoots come from his body: Karora the creator -- Spider Ananse finds something: Wulbari the creator -- Woman who fell from the sky: divine woman the creator -- Man copies god: Nyambi the creator -- Frost giant: Imir the creator -- Owner of the sky: Olorun the creator -- Marduk, god of gods: Apsu and Tiamat the creators -- Four creations to make man: Maker and Feathered Serpent the creators -- Angry gods: Ta-aroa the creator -- Sun, life, wind, and death : God Lowa the creator -- Sun-god and the dragon: God Ra the creator -- Separation of earth and sky: Sedi and Melo the creators -- First man, first woman: Yahweh the creator -- Coming of all things: the Greek creators -- God brings fire to man: Prometheus the creator -- Pandora: Zeus the creator -- In the beginning: Elohim the creator
Dimensions
32 cm +
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375945533
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations

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