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The Old African

Lester, Julius

ISBN 10: 0803725647 / ISBN 13: 9780803725645
Verlag: Dial, 2005
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Signed and dated "12-11-05 on the title page by the illustrator, Jerry Pinkney. New/unread first edition, first printing. Additional signed titles by Jerry Pinkney. Jerry Pinkney has won five Caldecott Honor Medals and five Coretta Scott King Awards. Lester's prose is powerful & poetic and Pinkney outdoes himself in hauntingly expressive, often wordless double-page paintings that masterfully capture the strength & suffering of the African people. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013781

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Titel: The Old African

Verlag: Dial

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Pinkney, Jerry

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Illustrator

Auflage: First Edition.

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"Whips sink into bare flesh and red blood glistens in Lester s painfully vivid, four-part story of the horrors of slavery that evolves into a fantastical escape myth. When a runaway boy named Paul is brutally beaten by Master Riley, his anguish triggers a flashback of the magical, shape-shifting Old African to the terror and stench of the slave ships he experienced ten years previous. Paul s vision inspired cry Water! Water! stirs the Old African to lead the slaves off the plantation to the ocean, the Water-That-Stretched- Forever. Fully clothed, the slaves walk into the waves to their freedom, down onto the ocean floor, over the bones of fellow captured slaves, all the way back to Africa where their homecoming is joyful and triumphant. Both author and artist draw on a story originating with the Ybo slaves of coastal Georgia for this moving collaboration. Lester s prose is powerful and poetic, and Pinkney outdoes himself in hauntingly expressive, often wordless double-page paintings that masterfully capture the strength and suffering of the African people."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Lester s story is based on a legend about Ybo Landing, GA, where a group of slaves walked into the water, saying they were walking to Africa. His resulting novella-length allegory about spirit, memory, and freedom shows how hope can live in a people even when the spirit dies... Lester and Pinkney combine their talents here to create an unusual, complex, and thought-provoking offering in which the Old African is the keeper of a power that brings comfort and, ultimately, salvation to his people."
-School Library Journal, starred review"

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