The People Could Fly

  • by Virginia Hamilton
  • Narrated by Andrew Barnes
  • 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), a giant in the world of children's literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. In her prize-winning anthology of American Black folktales, The People Could Fly, Hamilton has gathered and retold a collection of stories that teach us much, move us deeply, and make us laugh out loud.Savor this bridge to both the past and the future of a people and a nation as you hear these timeless tales brilliantly performed by Andrew Barnes.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fly Indeed

I liked the book cover so I bought this book for a young lady. I started to browse to make sure it was appropriate for her and the book caught me and I found myself reading it from cover to cover. Excellent!
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- Ann

Entertaining and educational

Would you listen to The People Could Fly again? Why?

The stories were fun and in the process my daughter and I learned much from the historic facts included in the audio.

What other book might you compare The People Could Fly to and why?

Is the first time I read / hear this type of literature.

What does Andrew Barnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is powerful, magical, it demands your attention.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Great for quality time with your young one. Great dialogue starter.

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- Avis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.