• The People Could Fly

  • American Black Folktales
  • By: Virginia Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Andrew Barnes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 01-06-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 (66 ratings)

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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.
©1985 Virginia Hamilton; (P)2005 Audio Bookshelf
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Customer Reviews

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By Ann on 02-21-08

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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By Avis on 04-08-12

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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