The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton 0375824057 9780375824050
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THE PEOPLE COULD FLY, the title story in Virginia Hamiltons 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 Hamiltons most beloved tale. The authors original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included. Awards forThe People Could Flycollection: A Coretta Scott King Award ABooklistChildrens Editors Choice ASchool Library JournalBest Books of the Year AHorn BookFanfare An ALA Notable Book An NCTE Teachers Choice ANew York TimesBest Illustrated Childrens Books of the Year From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Virginia Hamilton

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 32

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2004-11-09

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