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

Written by Virginia Hamilton & illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon Ph.D.
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4 - 8
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32
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Nov 9, 2004
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“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. Leo and Diane Dillon have created powerful new illustrations in full color for every page of this picture book presentation of Virginia Hamilton’s most beloved tale. The author’s original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included. Awards for The People Could Fly collection: A Coretta Scott King Award A Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year A Horn Book Fanfare An ALA Notable Book An NCTE Teachers’ Choice A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780375824050
    Publication Date
    November 9, 2004
    Publisher
    Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    32
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years

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