Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

by Ashley Bryan


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From Coretta Scott King Award–winning creator Ashley Bryan comes a rhythmic picture book of five Nigerian folktales.

From the silly tale of a monkey’s speech being sprinkled with shoo bee do’s and hay baa ba ree bop’s to the more poignant story of two young friends—a snake and a frog—being warned away from each other by their prejudiced mothers, these five tales and their striking woodcut illustrations are sure to enchant young readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689711077
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/31/1987
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 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.

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