The Sweet and Sour Animal Book by Langston Hughes

The Sweet and Sour Animal Book

byLangston Hughes, George P. CunninghamIntroduction byBen Vereen

Paperback | October 1, 1997

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In 26 never-before-published short and wonderfully clever poems, Langston Hughes takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. From Ape to Zebra--with bees, camels, fish, and even a unicorn in between--he paints a picture of each animal with just a few simple, but telling,words.

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Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was one of the most versatile writers of the artistic movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Though known primarily as a poet, he also wrote plays essays, novels, short stories, and books and poems for children. Ben Vereen has left his mark on the Broadway stage, concert circuit, and in film and televisi...
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Title:The Sweet and Sour Animal BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.8 × 7.8 × 0.31 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195120302

ISBN - 13:9780195120301

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 13

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The Langston Hughes classic, now in paperback, includes an Introduction by Ben Vereen and Afterword by George P. Cunningham. In 26 short and wonderful poems--never-before published--acclaimed Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes (1902-1967) takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. Color and b&w illustrations

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"Hughes's poems are models of brevity and wit.... A marvelous union of graphics and text, alight with color and whimsy.... The students' menagerie is laugh-out-loud wonderful."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)