"Utterly delightful" is how Zora Neal Hurston described this classic book when it was first published in 1946. Long out of print, Lorenz Graham's beautiful collection of Bible stories, told in the idiom of West Africa, is available again in an expanded edition newly illustrated by Ashley Bryan.
|Edition description:||1ST, REVISED|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Lorenz Graham (1902-1989) was a pioneer in African American literature. His books include South Town, North Town, and Whose Town?, a trilogy of novels that were among the first to provide an honest portrayal of the lives of African Americans.
Ashley Bryan is the illustrator of more than thirty titles, many of them with texts he also wrote, retold, or selected. His books have been richly acclaimed and highly honored. Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum won the Coretta Scott King Award, and four more of his titles have been selected Coretta Scott King Honor Books. Mr. Bryan lives on a small island off the coast of Maine.
What People are Saying About This
The Harlem church in which I was raised first introduced us to the stories of the Bible with the poetry of Lorenz Graham's How God Fix Jonah. I was fascinated by the power and beauty of this spirited retelling of tales I would learn to love. Discovering these stories fills me with pleasurable memories. This is a wonderful book.
(Walter Dean Myers, author of Harlem: A Poem)