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The People Could Fly

American Black Folktales

By Virginia Hamilton

"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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Format

Book

Availability

8 available at Main (Downtown)
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  • C 398.2 Ham, Children's NonFiction
  • C 398.2 Ham, Children's NonFiction
  • C 398.2 Ham, Children's NonFiction
  • C 398.2 Ham, Children's NonFiction
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1 available at Eastover
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2 available at Northeast
  • C 398.2 Ham, Children's NonFiction
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2 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • C 398.2 Ham, Children's NonFiction
  • C 398.2 Ham, Children's NonFiction

Publish Date

1985

ISBN

0394869257


Format: Book
Author: Hamilton, Virginia
Title: The people could fly : American Black folktales / told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Publisher Date: New York : Knopf, [1985]
Subject: African Americans -- Folklore Tales -- United States
Isbn: 0394869257 0394969251 (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 20
System Items Total: 21
Call Number: 398.2 Ham
Oclc: 11397814
Upc:
Bib Id: 42124

Format: Book
Author: Hamilton, Virginia
Title: The people could fly : American Black folktales / told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Publisher, Date: New York : Knopf, [1985]
Description: 178 p. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- Folklore
Subjects: Tales -- United States
Other Author: Dillon, Leo ill.
Other Author: Dillon, Diane ill.
Notes: Bibliography: p. 175-178.
LCCN: 84025020
ISBN: 0394869257
ISBN: 0394969251 (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 20
Total Copies: 21
Call Number: 398.2 Ham