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The House in the Sky: A Bahamian Folktale

San Souci, Robert D, and Clay, Wil (Illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0803712847 / ISBN 13: 9780803712843
Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A nice, fine copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ. Boldly inscribed, signed, and dated in year of publication (no name used) Robert San Souci on front endpaper. Small ink price notation on top corner of front endpaper; 1st edition; Illustrated, 8vo., 32 pages., 0.0 0.0 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería 22025

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Título: The House in the Sky: A Bahamian Folktale

Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Dial Books for Young Readers

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author

Edición: 1st Edition...

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Once upon a time two brothers sneaked into the sky house of the spirit-folk to steal some food. Rabby was lazy but clever. He filled his sack and left quickly. His brother Boukee was lazy, greedy, and foolish. He stayed too long in the house, gorging himself, until the spirits returned and caught him. What became of Boukee and Rabby? Full color.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-A vivid traditional tale, both scary and tongue-in-cheek funny, based on common Bahamian folkloric motifs. Lazy but clever Rabby shows his greedy brother Boukee how to find food by stealing from the gigantic spirit-folk while they are away from their sky house. Instead of filling his sack with food, however, Boukee stuffs himself. He is caught and threatened with boiling water, but manages to escape. From that time on, the brothers grow their own food. Though San Souci's text is flavored with dialect and idiom, it is not difficult to read aloud. Clay's illustrations, done in acrylic on canvas, glow with Caribbean warmth, and his spirit-folk are satisfyingly frightening. Wearing fierce headdresses, they are hairy with long claws and backwards feet-an image that will be fascinatingly weird to children. Boukee's roguishly expressive face is wide-eyed as he hides underneath the giants' bed and as butter drips foolishly out from under his hat. San Souci's note gives information about the story and lists sources. Little single-edition folklore from the Bahamas is available, and with the ferocious giant chasing the hapless Boukee across the cover, this book will attract an audience.?Kate McClelland, Perrot Memorial Library, Greenwich, CT
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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