All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals

All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals


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Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan has selected twenty best-known and best-loved African-American spirituals, including the title song, "All Night, All Day," and such others as "This Little Light of Mine," "O When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."
Glorious full-color pictures, piano accompaniment, and guitar chords help capture the spirit and essence of these timeless songs that can be enjoyed by people of every age and every level of musical skill.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689867866
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 196,909
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over Me; Sail Away; Beautiful Blackbird; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum; Let It Shine; Ashley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Table of Contents


All Night, All Day

Chatter with the Angels

Who's That a-Comin' Over Yonder

Somebody's Knocking at Your Door

This Little Light of Mine

Behold That Star

I'm a-Going to Eat at the Welcome Table

O When the Saints Go Marching In

I Stood on the River of Jordan

Get on Board

Peter, Go Ring the Bells

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

Wade in the Water

There's No Hiding Place

The Rocks and the Mountains

I'm Gonna Sing

Open the Window, Noah

O Won't You Sit Down

Now Let Me Fly

Great Big Stars

A Note on the Spirituals

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