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The people could fly : the picture book

Author: Virginia Hamilton; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
Folklore
Juvenile works
Folklore Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002.
People could fly.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004
(OCoLC)607554983
Online version:
Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002.
People could fly.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004
(OCoLC)631613874
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Hamilton; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon
ISBN: 9780394869254 0394869257 0375824057 9780375824050 0375924051 9780375924057
OCLC Number: 54372442
Notes: Originally published : The people could fly : American black folktales, 1985.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2005.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2005.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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.
Responsibility: Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
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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.

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