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Beautiful blackbird / Ashley Bryan.

Author/Creator:
Bryan, Ashley.
Edition:
First edition
Publication:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2003.
Series:
Coretta Scott King award book (illustrator) ; 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
[36] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Subjects:
Ila (African people) -- Folklore.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Animals -- Birds.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Fairy Tales & Folklore.
JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American.
Ila (African people)
Ila (African people) -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Zambia.
Childrens subjects:
Ila (African people) -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Zambia.
Form/Genre:
Picture books.
Folklore.
Folklore.
Picture books.
Folk tales -- 2003.
Curriculum resource.
Juvenile materials.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew."
Notes:
"The scissors show on the endpapers are the scissors that my mother used in her sewing and embroidery and that I, in turn, used in cutting the paper for the collages in this book."--Author's Note.
"Adapted from a tale from 'The Ila-speaking people from Northern Rhodesia' (now known as Zambia) by Edwin W. Smith and Andrew M. Dale. University Books: New Hyde Park, New York, 1968. vol. 2, pp. 350-51"--Colophon.
"Book design by Abelardo Martinez."
"The text of this book is set in Matrix."
"The illustrations are rendered in paper collage."
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2004.
Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2004.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy has due date slip on back cover.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2003
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Bryan, Ashley. Beautiful blackbird.
Online version: Bryan, Ashley. Beautiful blackbird.
ISBN:
0689847319
9780689847318
OCLC:
49727583
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