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The Fortune-Tellers - Lloyd Alexander, Trina Schart Hyman
The Fortune-Tellers
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This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd Alexander's story of a young man visiting -- and then becoming -- the village fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman's most memorable artwork. Both children and... show more
This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd Alexander's story of a young man visiting -- and then becoming -- the village fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman's most memorable artwork. Both children and adults will relish The Fortune-tellers. "A funny, playful story that evokes the irony of the human condition." -- Booklist,starred review "Alexander narrates his original tale with folkloric verve and his own mellow brand of irony;Hyman realizes the African setting in...splendid illustrations. A winning tale, superlatively presented." -- Kirkus Reviews,pointer review Lloyd Alexander's many achievements include a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Medal, and the National Book Award.Trina Schart Hyman won the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon and a Caldecott Honor Medal for Little Red Riding Hood, among numerous other awards.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140562330 (0140562338)
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
3.0
Hyman's charming illustrations enliven a rather weak story about a discontent young construction worker who visits a scam fortune teller. The young man is too dumb to notice that the predictions are worthless, but when the fortune teller disappears the young man takes his place and ends up becoming ...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0
I was a tad skeptical about this book since it seemed like a bit of a departure from beloved illustrator Trina Schart Hyman who is a master at bringing fairy tales and legends to life. Her other work includes (but is not limited to) Little Red Riding Hood, Saint George and the Dragon, Canterbury Ta...
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