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When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends

Author: Virginia Hamilton; Barry Moser
Publisher: New York : Blue Sky Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Hamilton; Barry Moser
ISBN: 0590473727 9780590473729
OCLC Number: 32348472
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1997
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.; 620
Description: 63 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: How Bruh Sparrow and Sis Wren lost out --
Still and ugly Bat --
Blue Jay and Swallow take the heat --
Bruh Buzzard and Fair Maid --
Hummingbird and Little Breeze --
When Miss Bat could sing --
Cardinal and Bruh Deer --
Little Brown Wren.
Responsibility: told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Barry Moser.
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The wonderful stories in this book are based on African American folktales told in the South during the plantation era. In the 1880s, journalist Martha Young collected these stories and created many  Read more...

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