Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton and National Book Award-winner Barry Moser join forces to tell 11 humorous trickster tales from the story ring of the slave trade. Following the migration of stories during the Plantation Era, Hamilton presents readers with a fascinating history of the first African Americans and the wonderful stories they brought with them to the West Indies and America. Full color.
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A Ring of Tricksters features some of the most entertaining and enduring characters in literature. A fiddling alligator is outsmarted by a wily rabbit; a clever deerlet wins a wrestling match with an elephant; a crafty turtle outwits a leopard and rides him like a horse. Newbery medalist Virginia Hamilton adds her own eloquent storytelling magic as she retraces the fascinating migration of stories, characters, and voices back to their beginnings. Gracefully complementing Hamilton's accessible style, National Book Award-winner Barry Moser infuses each tale with sly humor and high spirits, creating unforgettable animals alive with human emotion.
Passed from generation to generation along the story ring of the slave trade, the tales in A Ring of Tricksters are a testament to the strength, creativity, and indomitable spirit of those who created and shared them. Engaging, intriguing, comic, and tender, A Ring of Tricksters introduces readers to an important body of folklore as it celebrates the wondrous range of imagination.About the Author:
BARRY MOSER is the prize-winning illustrator of many beautiful books for children and adults, including Harcourt’s Telling Time with Big Mama Cat and Sit, Truman!, both co-illustrated by his daughter Cara Moser and written by Dan Harper. He has won the American Book Award and earned accolades from the American Library Association and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Mr. Moser lives in western Massachusetts. TONY JOHNSTON’s numerous books for children include It’s About Dogs, illustrated by Ted Rand, Very Scary, illustrated by Douglas Florian, and The Day of the Dead, illustrated by Jeanette Winter. She lives with her family in California.
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Book Description Scholastic, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0590473751