The Sweet and Sour Animal Book by Langston HughesThe 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.
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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From Our Editors

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)