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The River That Gave Gifts: An Afro American Story

Humphrey, Margo

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ISBN 10: 0892390271 / ISBN 13: 9780892390274
Published by Children's Book Press, San Francisco, Calif, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in color boards; color illus.; 24 pp., 25 cm. In English. || Series: Fifth World Tales; signed by author on ffep. "Neema, the beloved elder woman of the town, is losing her sight. Yanava and her playmates decide they will each give Neema something special before the time comes when she will not be able to see. A solid, enjoyable yet serious story about sharing, giving, creativity, and taking care of old people in one African-American community. Inspired by the traditional stories and art of West Africa and the Caribbean." -back cover. Fine copy with faintest signs of use (barely noticeable); clean boards; clean, bright pages; almost like new. Bookseller Inventory # 85669

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Title: The River That Gave Gifts: An Afro American ...

Publisher: Children's Book Press, San Francisco, Calif

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Revised.

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Four children each make their own special gift to the beloved elder woman of the town

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3 Up This picture story, with hand printed rather than typeset text, about children who want to give gifts to a beloved elderly woman before her sight becomes too poor to see them, emphasizes respect for the elderly and the value of imagination. Three children prepare gifts they know will be appreciated, but through thought and imagination the fourth child provides light by which the gifts can be seen. An afterword summarizes the themes of the story and discusses the Afro-American and African sources that inspired the story. The bold and brightly colored illustrations tell the story as much as the text, which is easy for beginning readers to read and understand. There are no differences in the text or illustrations from the 1978 edition. Nancy J. Schmidt, Indiana University Library, Bloomington
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