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The Resource A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Barry Moser

A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Barry Moser

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A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa
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A ring of tricksters
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animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa
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Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Barry Moser
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eng
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Eleven trickster tales that show the migration of African culture to America via the West Indies
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A consummate collection from the team behind When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing (1996), combining witty prose with breathtaking watercolors. Hamilton economically delineates the history of and theories behind trickster tales, encompassing the slave trade, the Revolutionary War, and the intertwining of African and American influences. Folktales from America, the West Indies, and Africa follow, featuring the familiar animals--Buh Rabby, Cunnie Anansi, Bruh Buzzard, and others--who use wit and cunning to help others, but always take care of themselves first. Moser, in addition to playing tricks with various typefaces, chooses what detail of fur or animal face to portray, posing an animal on its back like a flirting cat, hanging upside down, or, in the case of a tiger, drowsing in a tree branch, the weight of his limbs palpable. Informative notes on each tale are given in the back of the book, interesting to general readers as well as to specialists. (Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 1997)
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083138
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1934-2002
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Hamilton, Virginia
Dewey number
398.2
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.1.H154
LC item number
Ri 1997
Literary form
fiction
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  • 2
  • 3
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  • Moser, Barry
  • Biola, Angela
  • Westray, Kathleen
  • Blue Sky Press
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True
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  • Tricksters
  • African Americans
  • Animals
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Children's stories
  • African Americans
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • Tales
  • African Americans
  • Tricksters
  • Folklore
  • Folklore
  • Folklore
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juvenile
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animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa
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A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Barry Moser
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  • "The paintings ... were executed in transparent watercolor on paper handmade at the Barcham Green Mills in Maidstone, Kent, Great Britain, for the Royal Watercolour Society. The three text typefaces used are Kennerly for the American Tricksters, Berkley for the West Indian Tricksters, & Goudy Oldstyle for the African Tricksters. All three types were designed by Frederic W. Goudy. The illustrator would like to especially thank Heinrich Kley & Wilhelm Raulbach for their work, which the illustrator has unabashedly and freely quoted. Production supervision by Angela Biola ; The book was designed by Kathleen Westray & Barry Moser"--Colophon
  • Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature copy inscribed by the author.
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Contents
The story ring of trickster tales: a note from the author -- Tricksters: American -- Buh Rabby and Bruh Gator -- Buzzard and Wren have a race -- The cat and the rat -- Bruh Wolf and Bruh Rabbit join together -- Tricksters: West Indian -- The one, Anansi -- Magic Anansi -- Cunnie Anansie does some good -- Tricksters: African -- Cunnie Rabbit and Spider make a match -- How Chameleon became a ride -- Old Mister Turtle gets a whipping -- The animals share -- About these tales
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
111, [1] pages
Isbn
9780590473743
Lccn
96037543
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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color illustrations
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(OCoLC)36023926
Label
A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa, Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Barry Moser
Publication
Note
  • "The paintings ... were executed in transparent watercolor on paper handmade at the Barcham Green Mills in Maidstone, Kent, Great Britain, for the Royal Watercolour Society. The three text typefaces used are Kennerly for the American Tricksters, Berkley for the West Indian Tricksters, & Goudy Oldstyle for the African Tricksters. All three types were designed by Frederic W. Goudy. The illustrator would like to especially thank Heinrich Kley & Wilhelm Raulbach for their work, which the illustrator has unabashedly and freely quoted. Production supervision by Angela Biola ; The book was designed by Kathleen Westray & Barry Moser"--Colophon
  • Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature copy inscribed by the author.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story ring of trickster tales: a note from the author -- Tricksters: American -- Buh Rabby and Bruh Gator -- Buzzard and Wren have a race -- The cat and the rat -- Bruh Wolf and Bruh Rabbit join together -- Tricksters: West Indian -- The one, Anansi -- Magic Anansi -- Cunnie Anansie does some good -- Tricksters: African -- Cunnie Rabbit and Spider make a match -- How Chameleon became a ride -- Old Mister Turtle gets a whipping -- The animals share -- About these tales
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
111, [1] pages
Isbn
9780590473743
Lccn
96037543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36023926

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