The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

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The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon

"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."—(starred) School Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553507805
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 504,473
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.06(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Virginia Hamilton, the first Black to win a Newbery Medal and the first children’s book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant, won the Coretta Scott King Award for The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales. She died in 2002 at the age of 66.

Leo and Diane Dillon, recepients of two Caldecott Medals, have illustrated five books by Virginia Hamilton, including the original black-and-white illustrations in The People Could Fly collection, Many Thousand Gone, and Her Stories. Leo and Diane Dillon live in Brooklyn, NY.

Date of Birth:

March 12, 1936

Date of Death:

February 19, 2002

Place of Birth:

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Place of Death:

Yellow Springs, Ohio

Education:

Attended Antioch College, Ohio State University, and the New School for Social Research

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