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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2007

    Lover of world folklore

    The tales in this book, along with the illustrations, bring the folklore of an entire people to life. Fairy tales, magic and charisma make up what is written here and the tales are for all children to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2003

    A wonderful childrens book

    A wonderful book for children of all ages. There is also a video of the book in limited release. Buy it, its a wonderful gives a great view of black peoples history.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2003

    absolutely fabulous

    I read this book as a child and I fell in love with it! I was absolutely heart broken when I lost it. I have been searching for this book since then but I couldn't remember the name until recently. This is a good to give to child and the young at heart. The stories are so rich with culture that you will be drawn in almost immediately.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    My Review of The People Could Fly By: Virginia Hamilton

    I loved the book. My favorite folktale in the book is Carrying the Running-Aways. I liked it because it was interesting,well put together,and all the facts were GREAT! I have read more folktales in the book. Another thing i liked about the book is that the drawing were realistic. Leo and Diane Dillon did a great job on the illustration. Virginia Hamilton gave a lot of facts in the introduction that the internet doesn't give. A interesting facts about the book is that at the end of Carrying the Running-Aways Virginia Hamilton put that her mother is Levi Perry's oldest daughter. I would highly recommend this book for people who are doing report on Black Folktales.

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