The People Could Fly
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
The People Could Fly
Diane Dillon Ph.D., Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon
"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 Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal.  

Book Details


  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly, to soar above the clouds and out into the distance and the slaves below fly to the sky with you? Then this is the book for you! You have to have quite an imagination to really feel like your flying, but with this book anyone can achieve that feeling, like Sarah the main character! All you have to do is hear the magic words from Toby, and your off into the distance and free from slavery! This book is full of stories and folktale, used in South Africa. This book is really great! Trust me, you'll love it!

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