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Bryan, Ashley

Overview
Works: 186 works in 394 publications in 4 languages and 37,862 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Folklore  History  Biography  Fiction  Music  Legends  Musical settings  Pop-up books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Compiler, Costume designer, Translator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.1.B838, E
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Publications about Ashley Bryan
Publications by Ashley Bryan
Most widely held works by Ashley Bryan
Beautiful blackbird by Ashley Bryan( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,394 libraries worldwide
In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew."
Let it shine : three favorite spirituals by Ashley Bryan( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,068 libraries worldwide
Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns
Beat the story-drum, pum-pum by Ashley Bryan( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 1,736 libraries worldwide
Five traditional Nigerian folktales retold by Ashley Bryan
Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,667 libraries worldwide
Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry by Ashley Bryan( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a line from a poem by different African American poets, describing an aspect of the black experience
All night, all day : a child's first book of African-American spirituals ( score )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
A selection of twenty spirituals, that distinctive music from the time of slavery. Includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords
The story of lightning & thunder by Ashley Bryan( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
In this retelling of a West African tale, Ma Sheep Thunder adn her impetuous son Ram Lightning are forced to leave their home on Earth because of the trouble Ram causes
What a morning! : the Christmas story in Black spirituals ( score )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Five illustrated spirituals dealing with the birth of Christ on the first Christmas morning
Turtle knows your name by Ashley Bryan( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
A small boy with a very long name is challenged by his grandmother to find out her real name
The cat's purr by Ashley Bryan( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Afrikaans and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Cat and Rat are friends, but when Rat tricks Cat and plays the cat drum, which only cats may play, Cat ends up swallowing the drum, and that is how he got his purr
All things bright and beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 931 libraries worldwide
An illustrated version of the well-known hymn, which describes the marvels of God's creation
The night has ears : African proverbs ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 930 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-six proverbs, some serious and some humorous, from a variety of African tribes
Jump back, honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "A Boy's Summer Song," "The Sparrow," and "Little Brown Baby."
It's Kwanzaa time! by Linda Goss( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Stories, recipes, and activities introduce the holiday of Kwanzaa and the ways in which it is celebrated
Lion and the ostrich chicks, and other African folk tales by Ashley Bryan( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Includes four traditional tales told by the Hausa, Angolan, Masai, and Bushmen people of Africa
The story of the three kingdoms by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Long ago, Elephant ruled the forest, Shark ruled the sea, and Hawk ruled the sky, until the People discovered a unique power that enabled them to dominate the other creatures
The ox of the wonderful horns, and other African folktales by Ashley Bryan( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and French and held by 737 libraries worldwide
These tales are full of the life and spirit of Africa, but are fun to read and enjoy anywhere
Carol of the brown king : nativity poems by Langston Hughes( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Five poems by Langston Hughes and one anonymous one translated from the Spanish present the story of the first Christmas from different perspectives
Sing to the sun : poems and pictures by Ashley Bryan( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems and paintings celebrating the ups and downs of life
Walk together children; Black American spirituals by Ashley Bryan( score )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
A collection of familiar and lesser-known spirituals including "Walk Together Children," "Little David Play on Your Harp," " I Got Shoes," and others
 
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Ashley Bryan
Ashley Bryan American children's writer and illustrator
Ashley Bryan Amerikaans schrijver
Bryan, Ashley F.
Bryan Ashley F. 1923-....
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