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Why the sky is far away : a Nigerian folktale / retold by Mary-Joan Gerson ; pictures by Carla Golembe.

Author/Creator:
Gerson, Mary-Joan, author.
Edition:
[First paperback edition]
Publication:
Boston : Little, Brown, [1995] , ©1992
Format/Description:
Book
[32] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Subjects:
Folklore -- Nigeria.
Folklore.
Nigeria.
Volkserzählung.
Nigeria
Childrens subjects:
Folklore -- Nigeria.
Local subjects:
Mythology -- Nigeria -- Juvenile literature.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts Boston.
Summary:
The sky was once so close to the Earth that people cut parts of it to eat, but their waste and greed caused the sky to move far away.
Notes:
"The pictures in this book are monotypes, or one-of-a-kind prints. The process is a combination of painting and printmaking. A painting is made using oil-based inks on a piece of Plexiglas. Then while the painting is still wet, it is transferred to paper by means of an etching press. After the print is dry, it is often worked into again with oil pastels, colored pencils, or gold or silver Japanese tea chest paper."
New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1992
Contributor:
Golembe, Carla, illustrator.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0316308749
9780316308748
0780750810
9780780750814
0316308528
9780316308526
OCLC:
33009373
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