The People Could Fly

The People Could Fly

The Picture Book

Book Plus CD - 2004
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In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2004
ISBN: 9780375945533
Branch Call Number: J BK CD 398.2 HAM
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,31 cm. +,1 sound disc (9:21 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Diane
Dillon, Leo


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FindingJane Dec 27, 2016

Illustrated with the haunting illustrations of the Dillons, this picture book version of the titular story in the anthology graced under the same name has all new drawings as well as a breathtaking cover painting. The book also features endpapers of black with black feathers embossed on them. It’s a stunning addition and has to be seen to be truly appreciated.

This book is worth getting. It’s a handsome companion to the folktale compilation.

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