The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

Paperback | January 4, 1993

byVirginia HamiltonIllustratorLeo Dillon, Diane Dillon

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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.

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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

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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."--(star...

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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."--(star...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10 × 8.13 × 0.5 inPublished:January 4, 1993Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679843361

ISBN - 13:9780679843368

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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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