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Bryan, Ashley

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Works: 166 works in 345 publications in 1 language and 36,331 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Poetry  Fiction  Legends  Biography  Picture books  Musical settings  Music 
Roles: Illustrator, Compiler, Narrator, Author of introduction, Costume designer, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.1.B838, E
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Beautiful blackbird by Ashley Bryan( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,389 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 ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,032 libraries worldwide
Illustrated versions of three well-known hymns
Beat the story-drum, pum-pum by Ashley Bryan( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
Five traditional Nigerian folktales retold by Ashley Bryan
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American poetry by Ashley Bryan( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,517 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 )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
A selection of twenty spirituals, that distinctive music from the time of slavery. Includes piano accompaniment and guitar chords
What a wonderful world by George Weiss( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
Children put on a puppet show using the words to the song "What a Wonderful World," made famous by Louis Armstrong
The story of lightning & thunder by Ashley Bryan( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,168 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 1,153 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 1,110 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 )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,046 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
Jump back, honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 993 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "A Boy's Summer Song," "The Sparrow," and "Little Brown Baby."
The night has ears : African proverbs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-six proverbs, some serious and some humorous, from a variety of African tribes
It's Kwanzaa time! by Linda Goss( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 941 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 936 libraries worldwide
Includes four traditional tales told by the Hausa, Angolan, Masai, and Bushmen people of Africa
All things bright and beautiful by Ashley Bryan( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
An illustrated version of the well-known hymn, which describes the marvels of God's creation
The story of the three kingdoms by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 850 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
Sing to the sun : poems and pictures by Ashley Bryan( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems and paintings celebrating the ups and downs of life
The ox of the wonderful horns, and other African folktales by Ashley Bryan( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Juvenile fiction
Carol of the brown king : nativity poems by Langston Hughes( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 743 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
The dancing granny by Ashley Bryan( Book )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Spider Ananse gets Granny started dancing so he can raid her garden--but his own trick "does him in."
 
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Ashley Bryan
Languages
English (121)
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