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Leo and Diane Dillon have created powerful new illustrations in full color for every page of this ...
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 The author’s original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.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
Many of the stories in this collection were told among slaves as they dreamt of freedom or remembered their lives in Africa. Hamilton focuses on several themes—animal tales, magical and supernatural tales, and tales of freedom—and following each story is a note explaining its history and meaning. Black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon round out this important book.
Posted June 4, 2007
When you have a power and use it for good, and it works, what an inspiration that is for all others. This book tells a tale of slaves who wish to fly away, and they do because they believe in it so much. This is great for everyone, child and adult, who has ever had a dream but never quite went all the way to make it come true as these people did.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2005
I remember when I first found this book in the library. I was in the fifth grade and every free period I had I would read something new. This book was different, I loved it so much that I took it out over and over again, until I was no longer in that school. Now that I have kids of my own, I am buying a copy to read to them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 8, 2005
I remember being read this book as a child in Kindergarten and first grade. I'll all ways hold it dear to my heart. It instilled a sense of pride and history in me; having grown up in a predominately white neighborhood. Reading something unlike anything else I had experienced back then, and helping to change my outlook on life makes this my favorite book of all time. (And I'm an avid reader, so that¿s a lot of books to top).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.