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Jerdine Nolen

Autor/a de Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm

23+ obres 3,066 Membres 133 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Photo: Nancy Kavanagh O’Neil

Obres de Jerdine Nolen

Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm (1994) 626 exemplars
Raising Dragons (1998) 494 exemplars
In My Momma's Kitchen (1999) 444 exemplars
Thunder Rose (2003) 402 exemplars
Plantzilla (2002) 275 exemplars
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life (2005) 196 exemplars
Big Jabe (2000) 137 exemplars
Pitching in for Eubie (2007) 65 exemplars
Calico Girl (2017) 54 exemplars
Plantzilla Goes to Camp (2006) 36 exemplars
Irene's Wish (2014) 30 exemplars

Obres associades

Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (2021) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars


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This is an exciting read-aloud with a tall-tale bent. Featuring AWESOME illustrations by Kadir Nelson.
ryantlaferney87 | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2023 |
Its a fun book for kids around 2nd or 3rd grade! Its imaginative and thoughtful. The illustrations are great too!
skerr19 | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Mar 7, 2021 |
Told through her journal entries is the story of young Eliza, separated from her mother, who was sold away by the man who owned them both. As she embarks on a dangerous journey of her own, Eliza keeps both her memory of her mother and her hope for the future alive by remembering and sharing stories that her mother used to tell her. Eliza's mother is vivid even in her absence thanks to to stories Eliza tells.
ImperfectCJ | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2021 |
This fictional story about slave children aspiring toward freedom is told in the form of a folktale told by an unseen narrator. The parents of the children had been sold away, but told them about dreams of flying away, as free and easy as any bird. The stories took root, as the narrator tells us, in their hearts and minds.

One day, their cruel overseer knocked down a large bird that was circling overhead. The children snuck out at night to rescue the bird, hide it, and nurse it back to health.

When the children, John and Millicent, learned that John was about to be sold to another plantation, they decided it was time for both the bird and them to fly away, and in the darkness of night, the children ran off, following the path of the bird towards the west.

In an Author’s Note, Nolen explains:

“Folklore is filled with myths, legends, and stories of the magic of flight. In storytelling and literature the metaphor of flight and flying is often used to set the imagination free. Many enslaved Africans used this metaphor in order to escape the misery they had to endure.”

Talented illustrator James E. Ransome employs acrylics in rich colors to capture the mood of the story in mesmerizing paintings.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.
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nbmars | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Feb 13, 2021 |



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