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The People Could Fly, American Black Folktales Told by Virginia Hamilton


New York, A. Knopf, 1985, edition not stated. Clean, tight 4to, 178pp (includes bibliography). The dust jacket edges have several neatly repaired, short, closed tears and some tiny chips. Book is unmarked and a very nice copy. Near Fine in a very good d.j. hardcover.

A book filled with a rich treasure of folk tales from the heritage of African American Blacks told from the author's own American Black ancestry and including Bruh Rabbit, riddles, laughter, spine-chilling ghosts and devil tales. And, moving tales of freedom, including true slave narratives and fantasy escapes. 40 stunning illustrations by Caldecott winners Leo and Diane Dillon.


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