The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrator Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon

Random House Children's Books | January 4, 1993 | Trade Paperback

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"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal. 

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards text Exemplar (Grade 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: January 4, 1993

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679843361

ISBN - 13: 9780679843368

Found in: Folklore and Mythology
Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

by Virginia Hamilton
Illustrator Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: January 4, 1993

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679843361

ISBN - 13: 9780679843368

From the Publisher

"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal. 

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards text Exemplar (Grade 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.

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"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) "School Library Journal.

About the Author

Virginia Hamilton, storyteller, lecturer, and biographer, was born and raised in Yellow Springs, OH, which is said to be a station on the Underground Railroad.  Her grandfather settled in the village after escaping slavery in Virginia. She was educated at Antioch College and Ohio State University and did further study in literature and the novel at the New School for Social Research. Virginia was the first African American woman to win the Newbery Award, for M.C. Higgins the Great.  Since then, she has won three Newbery Honors and three Coretta Scott King Awards.  In 1992, Virginia was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, which is presented every two years by the International Board on Books for Young People, in recognition of her entire body of work. Virginia writes first for the pleasure of using words and language to evoke characters and their world, and in historical accounts such as Anthony Burns, the lives of real people.  Secondly, Hamilton writes to entertain, to inspire in people the desire to read on and on good books made especially for them.  

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The well-known author retells 24 black American folktales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom".--School Library Journal, starred review. Full color

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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