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The Headless Haunt and Other African-American Ghost Stories

Haskins, James

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ISBN 10: 0060229977 / ISBN 13: 9780060229979
Editorial: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1994
Usado Condición: Good
Librería: Better World Books (Mishawaka, IN, Estados Unidos de America)

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Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de ref. de la librería GRP3588165

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Título: The Headless Haunt and Other ...

Editorial: Harpercollins Childrens Books

Año de publicación: 1994

Condición del libro:Good

Edición: 1st.

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The author of Black Dance in America presents more than twenty spine-tingling tales from African-American folklore, accompanied by thirty black-and-white illustrations, historical notes, personal experiences, and the prevailing wisdom on protecting oneself from--or summoning--spirits.

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Grade 3-7-An important, interesting collection of African American ghost stories, some of which are traditional, while others are attributed to specific storytellers as they were told to and recorded by members of the Georgia Writers' Project of the 1930s. Passed from grandparent to grandchild, from parent to child, from great-aunts to nieces and nephews, on porches and in darkened living rooms, these selections have chilled the blood and scared the living daylights out of many a listener. They are part African, remembered and retold by slaves newly stolen from Africa, and part American, heard here by black people as they made their way in this new land. In the end, they are African American, a mixture of both cultures. Readers can almost hear the storytellers' voices and, if they allow it, can be transported to a porch in Georgia to be scared silly by the rousing tales. There are several kinds of ghosts here: male, female, animal, and plat-eye; friendly and protective; or evil and harmful. A fascinating book to expand or build a collection on African American culture.
Carol Jones Collins, Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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