The People could fly the picture book by Virginia Hamilton

Cover of: The People could fly | Virginia Hamilton

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • African American -- Folklore,
  • Slavery -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature,
  • African Americans -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature,
  • Folklore -- United States -- Juvenile literature,
  • Slavery -- Folklore,
  • Folklore -- United States,
  • Books on compact disc

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An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world. A thought-provoking collection of twenty-five stories that reflect the wonder and glory of the origins of the world and humankind. With commentary by the author. A must for mythology shelves.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementVirginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. .
GenreJuvenile literature., Folklore
ContributionsDillon, Leo., Dillon, Diane., Jones, James Earl.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23106001M
ISBN 100375845534
ISBN 109780375845536

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"The People Could Fly" is a folktale and this will explain story has been passed generation to generation in Africa and does not have a specific story is based on beliefs of African people during the time of is also a supernatural power where Toby can make people fly by saying the magic words.(pline 58 /5.

The People Could Fly is a collection of folktales for ages It is the winner of Coretta Scott King Awards for both author and illustrator. Virginia Hamilton curated and put these traditionally oral stories in written form, explaining in the foreword that she retold them with the original dialects in order to retain their true sense of /5.

hey say the people could fly. Say that long ago in Africa, some of the people knew magic. And they would walk up on the air like climbin’ up on a gate. And they flew like blackbirds over the fields. Black, shiny wings flappin’ against the blue up there.

Then, many of the people were captured for Slavery. The ones that could fly shed their File Size: KB. VIRGINIA HAMILTON, the first black person 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 her lifetime, Virginia wrote and published 41 books in multiple genres that spanned picture books and folktales, mysteries and science fiction, /5(47).

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The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards))/5(47). The People Could Fly Summary. Before being captured into slavery, many African people could fly.

At some point, however, they lost their wings and forgot about their secret powers. We open on a young woman named Sarah. Sarah is working in the fields with her baby on her back, exhausted and emotionally beaten down. There was a time long ago in Africa when the people could fly. They flew like blackbirds up above with their wings shining against the blue sky.

When these people were captured into slavery they forgot that they could fly. They shed their wings on the long boats to America. As slaves the people lived in misery, they got sick on the waves of the.

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 died in at the age of Leo and Diane Dillon, recepients of two Caldecott Medals, have illustrated five books by Virginia Hamilton, /5(14).

The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton tells the folktale of a people who had wings and the opportunity to escape slavery through magic.

Category Education. The People Could Flyÿÿ Hamilton, Virginia. “The People Could Fly.” e People Could Fly: American Black. Th Folktales. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers, () They say the people could fly. Say that long ago in Africa, some of the people knew magic. And. they would walk up on the air like climbin’ up on a gate.

THE PEOPLE COULD FLY: The Picture Book Virginia Hamilton, Author, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Knopf $ (32p) ISBN   The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton in EPUB, RTF, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(K).

"The People Could Fly" portrays some truly harrowing stuff. We see enslaved people getting beaten after collapsing from the heat; we see old men threatened with death; we even see a young woman and her baby get flat-out attacked by some really nasty guys. Even at the darkest moments, however, there's hope.

"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. 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.

Savor this bridge to both the past and the future of a people and a nation as you hear these timeless tales brilliantly performed by Andrew Barnes. The People Could Fly. When Africans were brought to the United States as slaves, they lived in horrible conditions.

They were beaten by overseers, or. It includes gruesome, suspenseful and fanciful accounts of black history, as well as the narratives of "voices from the past," among them, Hamilton's own ancestors.

Along with powerfully evocative pictures, the book has a glossary and notes on the origins and different versions of tales. The People Could Fly won the Coretta Scott King Award/5(K). This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards text Exemplar (GradeStories) in Appendix B.

About The People Could Fly “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.

The theme of freedom prevails in these 24 African-American folktales, most of which came to this country on a "slave boat out of Africa." Each story tells of a loss -- of family, beliefs, customs, and language -- but also celebrates the rich heritage and spirit that continues despite these losses.4/5.

"The People Who Could Fly" a West African Folktale Retold by Professional Storyteller Rose McGee. THE PEOPLE COULD FLY (A FOLKTALE) ccording to an old story, Africans in ancient times could fly like birds. As late as slavery days, there were still some who retained the power of flight, though they looked like other men.

One of these people once turned up on an out-of-the-way plantation in America. This is what Size: KB. "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 5/5(5). About The People Could Fly: The Picture Book “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.

Get this from a library. The people could fly: American Black folktales. [Virginia Hamilton; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon; Jane Byers Bierhorst] -- Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave. The People Could Fly This major contribution to children’s literature brings the fascinating range of American Black folktales and humor to all children.

In this treasury, we hear the voice of Virginia Hamilton – a voice that echoes the slaves and fugitives from her own American black ancestry as she tells the stories that keep the culture. “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 4/5(17). An ALA Notable Book. An NCTE Teachers' Choice. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year“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 /5(14).

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 /5(5).

VIRGINIA HAMILTON, the first black person 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 her lifetime, Virginia wrote and published 41 books in multiple genres that spanned picture books and folktales, mysteries and science fiction.

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 died in at the age of Leo and Diane Dillon, recepients of two Caldecott Medals, have illustrated five books by Virginia Hamilton, 5/5(9).

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The People Could Fly - The People Could Fly audiobook, by Virginia Hamilton Virginia Hamilton (), a giant in the world of children’s literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children’s book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. In her prize-winning anthology of American Black folktales, The.

"The People Could Fly", on the other hand, tells you everything you need to know about Hamilton, the origins of this tale, the various interpretations of flight (and how you can find a similar idea in Toni Morrison's excellent "Song of Solomon"), and the degradation of slavery/5(5).

The People Could Fly The Picture Book (Book): Hamilton, Virginia: In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.

Get this from a library. The people could fly: the picture book. [Virginia Hamilton; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon] -- Resplendent, powerful paintings by these two-time Caldecott-winning artists bring new life to the title story from the late Hamilton's collection, The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales.

“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. Review Figurative Language with literature with this easy, printable worksheet. There are three parts: a definition review, simple examples identification, and figurative language taken from the story.

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tamendt. Magic and the Brain htcs 12 Terms. tbottcher; Subjects. Arts and Humanities. Languages. Math. Let's Discuss We thought that the lesson was that people who appear to be weak can turn out to be very powerful.

In the story, Toby is an old man, but he gives wings to the other slaves that couldn't take the pain of working, setting them free.

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