Her Stories African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

By: Hamilton, Virginia

Price: $13.80

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Book Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, this book contains nineteen wonderful tales. Each one is made better with a full page full color illustration by the Dillons, and most have comments at the end. From lighthearted trickster tales such as "Little Girl and Buh Rabby" to the enchanted world of "Mary Belle and the Mermaid," Her Stories present a broad range of folk tales, fairy tales, and legendary women. Annie Christmas, the notorious seven-foot-tall riverboat operator, shares the stage with Cat Woman, a New Orleans vampire; tiny fairy folk make a rare appearance, and unforgettable Catskinella, a strong-minded beauty, outwits her father and goes on to win her prince. Closing the book, three true autobiographical stories provide readers with intimate personal accounts of events in African American history, from slave times to the present. At the end is a list of Useful Sources, basically a bibliography. The illustrations are all acrylic paintings. On the dust jacket the spine top is slightly bent. Jacket is in mylar cover. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 109 pages

Title: Her Stories African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

Author: Hamilton, Virginia

Illustrator: Illustrated by Dillon, Leo & Diane

Categories: folk Tales,

Publisher: New York, The Bluesky Press: 1995

ISBN: 0590473700

ISBN 13: 9780590473705

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 004566

Keywords: Her Stories: African American Folk Tales, Fairy Tales And True Tales FEMALES ANIMALS Strong WOMEN Supernatural,