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The People Could Fly - The Picbk (Hardcover): Virginia Hamilton
The People Could Fly - The Picbk (Hardcover): Virginia Hamilton

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The People Could Fly - The Picbk (Hardcover)

Virginia Hamilton

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They say the people could fly. Say that long ago in Africa, some of the people knew magic. And they would walk up on the air like climbin up on a gate." Hamilton's The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (1985) won a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Dillons here reissue its heartbreaking title story with gorgeous, all-new, full-color paintings. Legend has it that some people in Africa could fly, but when they were shipped to America as slaves, they shed their black, shiny wings (reflected as feathers on the glossy black endpapers). When a mother and her baby are brutally whipped in the cotton fields, an old slave resurrects his magic and helps her and others fly away, free as birds, leaving the non-magical slaves behind to tell the tale. Like the story, the paintings are both hopeful and somber, and the slaves are as graceful and softly luminous as the slave owners are stiff, pinched, and cruel. A dreamy, powerful picture-book tribute to both Hamilton and the generations-old story. (editor's note, author's note) (Picture book. 9-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
"THE PEOPLE COULD FLY," the title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to "fly" away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.
Leo and Diane Dillon have created powerful new illustrations in full color for every page of this picture book presentation of Virginia Hamilton's most beloved tale. The author's original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.
Awards for "The People Could Fly" collection:
A Coretta Scott King Award
A "Booklist" Children's Editors' Choice
A "School Library Journal" Best Books of the Year
A "Horn Book" Fanfare
An ALA Notable Book
An NCTE Teachers' Choice
A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year

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Imprint: Random House USA Children's Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2004
First published: August 2004
Authors: Virginia Hamilton
Dimensions: 307 x 238 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-82405-0
Barcode: 9780375824050
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education > Schools > Primary / junior schools
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LSN: 0-375-82405-7

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