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Black Folktales

Julius Lester

Black Folktales

by Julius Lester

  • 143 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Bt Bound .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children: Grades 4-6

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9502236M
    ISBN 100833501372
    ISBN 109780833501370

    african folktales Download african folktales or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get african folktales book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. In Dorson’s book, American Negro Folktales, the use of mermaids in folktales is seen as showing a European influence upon Black folktales. The mermaid tales he used showed the mermaid as being an underwater witch, and as previously stated definitely European, whose use in Black folktales came as a result of slaves being exposed to the tales.

    FOLKTALES In Unity Is Strength: A Bavenda Folktale. This is an African folktale about the strength of unity, from the Bavenda (aka Venda), a Bantu-speaking people who inhabit villages within South Africa. The word "Bavenda" means "the people of the world," yet the Bavenda tribal family prefer to live secluded lives far removed from outside.   Black Folktales by Julius Lester, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

    African-American folklore is a community-based tradition which expresses the common knowledge, culture and feelings of a group rather than those of any one individual. Storytelling is an important tradition in African-American folklore. Folk tales and traditions connect the community to the past while it evolves with the changing times. This book is a Caldecott Honor Book and children will find it a delight to read or be read to. This is an African folktale about how the sun and moon came to live up in the sky. Dayrell captured the friendship and generosity of the Sun, the Moon, and the Water perfectly.


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Black Folktales by Julius Lester Download PDF EPUB FB2

Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic--Origins, Love, Heroes, and People--the tales will delight readers of all ages /5(10). Lester brings largely orally-shared black folktales to print, adding his own flair and creativity to the process.

I read this book, written in"That was long ago, and no one now remembers what word it was that the young witch doctor knew that could make people fly/5. Black Folktales is a book that I'm glad to have acquired.

I've been doing more reading since the stay at home order and had gotten bored with my usual genres. I selected this one to see if there was anything interesting. I am very pleased with the folktales/5(14).

10 African and African American Folktales for Children by Zanny LoveFebruary 1, America is a country rich in history and stories. As a melting pot of cultures, our national literature comes from all over the world. One of the best ways to teach our children about other cultures is through books, and in honor of Black History Month, I have.

Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic &#; Origins, Love, Heroes, and People &#; the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom.

Though some of Brand: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Retellings of American folktales and legends, Native American myths, weather folklore, ghost stories and more from each of the 50 United States of. The theme of freedom prevails in these 24 African-American folktales, most of which came to this country on a "slave boat out of Africa." Each story tells of a loss -- of family, beliefs, customs, and language -- but also celebrates the rich heritage and spirit that continues despite these losses.4/5.

About The Book. Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic – Origins, Love, Heroes, and People – the tales will delight readers of all ages with their universal themes and uncanny wisdom.

"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. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Brand: Random House Childrens Books.

The People Could Fly book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in /5(). The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales is a collection of twenty four folktales retold by Virginia Hamilton and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.

They encompass animal tales (including tricksters), fairy tales, supernatural tales,and tales of the enslaved Africans (including slave narratives).Author: Virginia Hamilton. Find Black Folktales by Lester, Julius at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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). Bibliographical references included in "Afterword" (p. ) Twelve tales of African and Afro-American origin include "How God Made the Butterflies," "The Girl With the Large Eyes," "Stagolee," and "People Who Could Fly."Pages: Get this from a library.

The people could fly: American Black folktales. [Virginia Hamilton; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon; Jane Byers Bierhorst] -- Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope. Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester.

Arranged by topic -- Origins, Love, Heroes, and People -- the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's 4/5(1). A Caldecott Honor Book. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (Paperback) By Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) $ ISBN: Availability: Usually Ships in Days.

Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Evergreen black cat book." Description: ix, pages: illustrations ; 18 cm.

Contents: How God made the butterflies --Why apes look like people --Why men have to work --How the snake got his rattles --The girl with the large eyes --The son of Kim-ana-u-eze and the daughter of the sun and moon --Jack and the.

The book I am reviewing is called Black Folktales, it is by Julius Lester and illustrated by Tom Feelings.

This book falls under the category folktales and fairytales. Before I tell you more about the book let me say that the illustrations were amazing. Anyways, the book consisted of short stories about blacks in the south.4/5(2).

Buy a cheap copy of The People Could Fly: American Black book by Virginia Hamilton. Virginia Hamilton, Newbery Medal winner and recipient of the National Book Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, teams up with two Cited by:.

Julius Bernard Lester (Janu – Janu ) was an American writer of books for children and adults and an academic who taught for 32 years (–) at the University of Massachusetts was also a civil rights activist, a photographer, and a musician who recorded two albums of folk music and original songs.The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (Paperback) By Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) $ Usually Ships in Days.

Description "The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave.Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester.

Arranged by topic -- Origins, Love, Heroes, and People -- the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's .