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people could fly

American black folk tales

by Virginia Hamilton

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Published by Walker in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Afro-Americans -- United States -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Afro-Americans -- United States -- Tales -- Juvenile literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtold by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    ContributionsDillon, Leo., Dillon, Diane.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGR111.A47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii,178p. :
    Number of Pages178
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18715117M
    ISBN 100744505240


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The People Could fly is a folktale because it has the four requirements that are needed in order for it to be a People Could Fly is a story passed on from generation to generation.

They say that the children of the ones who could not fly told their childrens/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 Folktales.

In her lifetime, Virginia wrote and published 41 books in multiple genres that spanned picture books and folktales, mysteries and science fiction, realistic novels and biography/5(45). “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/5(47).

The People Could Fly is a folk tale because it includes in it its four parts. The first part that it includes is that it must have supernatural powers. For example, in this folktale the supernatural powers are that people could fly and yali, kum buba tambe, and more magic words, said so quickly, they sounded like whispers and young woman lifted one foot on the air/5.

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 at the age of /5(14). "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 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. People were kidnapped in Africa and sent overseas as enslaved people to be people could fly book.

A Hopeful Community Despite the hardships they faced, enslaved people held on to a sense of community and tradition. They passed on stories, folk tales, and legends from generation to generation.

The folk tale “The People Could Fly” is one example of theseFile Size: KB. 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 sea and they no longer could breathe and smell the sweet scent of Africa.

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“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.

Publisher Description “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.5/5(5).

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 Picture Book is a picture book by Virginia Hamilton and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.

It is a reissue, by the Dillons, of Hamilton's title story of her book The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales and is about a group of African-American slaves who call Author: Virginia Hamilton.

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. Virginia Hamilton's folktale, ''The People Could Fly,'' tells the story of Africans who had the ability to fly, but lost that ability when they came to the United States as slaves.

A slave named. 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. Although "The People Could Fly" depicts a lot of suffering, it contains an ultimately hopeful message about the human spirit.

Toby seems to wait until people have reached their breaking point before helping them, implying that there's some sort of need for suffering in order to truly soar.

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.

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. "They say the people could fly.

Say that long ago in Africa, some of the people knew magic," opens the narrative, as the full-color artwork reveals elegant, beautifully clothed individuals with. Published on “THE PEOPLE COULD FLY,” the title story in Virginia Hamilton’s prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a.

The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton tells the folktale of a people who had wings and the opportunity to escape slavery through magic. What "The People Could Fly" does best is introduce children to the concept of slavery within the context of a folktale.

Through this story kids understand the horrors of enslavement, rejoice in the escape of some, and understand that most slaves remained trapped and unable to fly/5(5).

"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 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).

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). “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.

People Could Fly: The Picture Book. Winner Description: Written by Virginia Hamilton. Illus. by Leo & Diane Dillon. Published by Knopf. Winner Blurb: Exquisite color illustrations illuminate Hamilton’s retelling of a timeless tale about the slaves who escaped their horrific life by acquiring the magic to fly away.

The People Could Fly is a children's book which is a collection of folktales. I had to read this in 5th grade and have loved it ever since. My favorite story is the final one called "The People Could Fly" which tells the story of slaves who finally escaped the fields by flying away/5(8).

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, including the original black 5/5(9).

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, realistic novels and.

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Ratings and Reviews. Write a review. 1 product rating. 1 users rated this 5 out of 5 stars 1. 0 users rated this 4 out of 5 stars 0. /5(1). The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon.

Long ago in Africa, it’s said, the people knew how to fly, a skill that was read more. Long ago in Africa, it’s said, the people knew how to fly, a skill that was forgotten when they were brought to the new world as slaves.

Two dozen folktales full of humor and history. Read Common Sense Media's The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales review, age rating, and parents guide.4/5.

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.

''The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales'' (Knopf, $), a collection illustrated by Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon. This. 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 Picture Book and CD () by Hamilton, Virginia and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5()."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.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. Now let's hear your ideas. How.