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


Overview - "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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"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 The author's original historical note as well as her previously unpublished notes are included.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375824050
  • ISBN-10: 0375824057
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publish Date: November 2004
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-9


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