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The people could fly : the picture book, by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. This book was done with love and respect for Virginia Hamilton. Virginia brought magic, fantasy, and fairy tales to children who were rarely included in these worlds

The people could fly : the picture book, by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. p. cm. SUMMARY: In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, call upon the African magic that allows them to fly away. Virginia brought magic, fantasy, and fairy tales to children who were rarely included in these worlds. She inspired us as well as the young people she wrote for. We were privileged to have worked with her on many projects over a span of twenty years. Her lively tales and colorful characters offered a wealth of images for us as illustrators.

The People Could Fly: Am. .has been added to your Cart. If you want to hear Virginia Hamilton and James Earl Jones adding their own special lyrical beauty to the reading of these stories, then purchase this version. Considering that Ms. Hamilton died in 2002, this CD is a must have

The People Could Fly: Am. Hamilton died in 2002, this CD is a must have. I think it is important for children to hear the author reading their own work.

The People Could Fly book. The narrative of this folktale is in the tradition of oral storytelling, lyrical and moving. Prior to capture into slavery, some Africans had the magical power of flight. During the grim trip to America, and under the harsh conditions of slavery, many Africans had forgotten the magic.

Virginia Esther Hamilton (March 12, 1936 – February 19, 2002) was an African-American children's books author. She wrote 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great (1974), for which she won the . National Book Award in category Children's Books and the Newbery Medal in 1975

THE PEOPLE COULD FLY," the title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom

THE PEOPLE COULD FLY," the title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to "fly" away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale

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.

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.

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales is a 1985 collection of twenty four folktales retold by Virginia Hamilton and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. They encompass animal tales (including tricksters), fairy tales, supernatural tales,and slave tales (including slave narratives). 1985, Knopf, ISBN 9780394869254, hardback.

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Virginia Hamilton Audio Books. Sort by. Alphabetical (A-Z) Alphabetical (Z-A) Author Name Recently Added Most Popular. In her prize-winning anthology of American Black folktales, The People Could Fly, Hamilton has gathered and retold a collection of stories that teach us much, move us deeply, and make us laugh out loud.

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An anthology of African-American folktales encompasses stories of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

Comments: (7)

Uyehuguita
Beautifully written. We homeschool and are doing a comprehensive course study about segregation and slavery. This book and the history surrounding it has been a wonderful edition. After reading The Story of Ruby Bridges and Pink and Say, the whimsical stories telling hard truths has been a welcome change of pace. Many people have probably heard the tales of Brere Rabbit, Fox, Bear and the like. Anyone interested in a wonderful telling in audiobook form should look for Danny Glover reading Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby.
Rocksmith
This is a classic book of American Black Folktales with stories that may enrich the youth. The author does an excellent job of relating the stories chosen for this publication. The many awards that this book has received, in my opinion, are well deserved. Books have a way of transporting the reader to another time or place, to captivate the reader to forget his or her surroundings and become one with the storyteller. This classic work fulfills this description.
Terr
I had this book as a kid and sad that I couldn't find my copy. I ordered it to use in my high school English classroom to give students a different perspective. My own children enjoyed the stories (except the spookie ones). A wonderful book of slave narratives.
Ffel
(My granddaughter, Miss Alicia, is giving me this review. She is ten and these are her words) These are different types of stories about black folktales. My favorite folktale was the last one 'The People Could Fly'.The characters in the story get together and they believe they can fly out of slavery and be free. The believe that they can fly because of one slave who told them about their tribe in Africa that could fly.
One reason its my favorites is because it reminds me of Harriet Tubman escaping slavery with other slaves. Another reason I liked the book is that most of the illustrations show what each story is telling about slavery. Other children should read it because it teaches them what was going back in the 1800 and 1700s.
The first time I read the book was with my grandmother when I was little and then I started reading it on my own.
Tenius
Wonderful stories written in black vernacular. Includes brief notes with historical and cultural background. This is our current family read-aloud, and the entire family loves it.
Falya
Bought this book for my daughter and she absolutely loves it! Stated that there are wonderfully stories in this book!
Nahn
This book is a trifecta:

1. You get to hear the author read her own writing. If you want to hear Virginia Hamilton and James Earl Jones adding their own special lyrical beauty to the reading of these stories, then purchase this version. Considering that Ms. Hamilton died in 2002, this CD is a must have.

I think it is important for children to hear the author reading their own work. So if you can't get to a book reading by the author, this is the next best thing. And you get to hear it over and over again.

2. The illustrations are magical, delicate, and powerful. Every child (but especially black and white) in this nation should hear the stories in this book. Before they know color issues, they should get to know the beauty and dignity of brown skin. To hear the dignity, power, and humanity of their own heritage or that of someone elses, before a world of anger taints them.

3. At the end of each story is a brief history of the story: it's origin, and variations, and other facts that help the story to become more real and personal, especially for a child who wants to know more about their heritage. This will inspire them to ask questions and (if they're older) do research as it caused me to do.
I first heard of this book when I was in 5th grade (about 10-11 yrs. old)...I'm 28 now. My African-American teacher would read us stories from it. I remember enjoying the stories so much that I bought this book for my son about 2 yrs. ago. My son is almost 3 now & while he can't read yet, I know he will enjoy the stories as much as I have. This book comes with a CD & is narrated by the author & James Earl Jones...the narration was well done. I listened to the CD & I felt as if I had gone back in time. The narrators are so vivid & they really get your attention. The CD is definitely a plus & the book was well written. I really like that the stories have morals & life lessons that we can learn from. I recommend buying this version of the book because it comes with the CD. I also recommend this book for children 9 & up. This book would be a great addition to anyone's book collection. I hope my review is helpful.
The People Could Fly (Book & Cassette) download epub
Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
Author: Virginia Hamilton
ISBN: 0679854657
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Har/Cas edition (January 18, 1994)