The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
Virginia Hamilton (A) ¥éËand Leo and Dianne Dillon (ILT)
List Price: $13.00 (Paperback - African American Folklore -1993)
Description: Many of the stories in this collection were told among slaves as they dreamt of freedom or remembered their lives in Africa. Hamilton focuses on several themes-animal tales, magical and supernatural tales, and tales of freedom-and following each story is a note explaining its history and meaning. Black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon round out this important book. (192 pgs) Ages 9-12
Ashay says, "The People Could Fly is a classic. You dont have a complete library if you don't have this book. I remember very vividly, the stories my parents use to tell us kids, when we were growing up. I loved it, but I would get scared and not want to go to bed. Kids love a good scary story every now and then, and its even better when its your own folklore. Must have for your collection. Order it for your library today."
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pound