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The People Could Fly: The Picture Book
Contributor(s): Hamilton, Virginia (Author), Dillon, Leo (Illustrator), Dillon, Diane (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0375824057     ISBN-13: 9780375824050
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2004
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Annotation: "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 The author's original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.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
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Dewey: 398.208
LCCN: 2003025579
Age Level: 7-9
Grade Level: 2-4
Lexile Measure: 480 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.38" H x 9.36" W x 12.1" (1.07 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Illustrator, 2005
Review Citations: Black Issues Book Review 07/01/2005 pg. 65
Booklist 09/15/2004 pg. 240
Kirkus Review - Children 11/01/2004 pg. 1044
Publishers Weekly 11/22/2004 pg. 58
School Library Journal 12/01/2004 pg. 130
Booklist 12/15/2004 pg. 731
Booklist Editors Choice/Adult 01/15/2005 pg. 773
Booklist 02/01/2005 pg. 971
ALA Notable Children's Books 02/15/2005 pg. 1015
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2005 pg. 773
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2005 pg. 112 - Recommended, Satisfactory
School Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 34
Essence 12/01/2007 pg. 128
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 83239
Reading Level: 2.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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"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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