Ashley Bryan's Beautiful Blackbird and Other Folktales by Ashley Bryan

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Published January 1, 2004 by Audio Bookshelf.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“A child built the stable./ A little shepherd boy/ Apprenticed as a carpenter/ In his father’s employ” is Bryan’s (All Things Bright and Beautiful) answer to the title’s question.

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Well-loved illustrator Bryan's pictures and recollections tell of his lifelong devotion to making and sharing art.

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Bryan ``artfully blends the traditions of African American culture with those of Western art,'' said PW about his collection of poems, which ``elegantly and powerfully celebrates life.'' All ages.

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Joyful in both word and palette, this African story tells why lightning and thunder reside in the sky and not on earth, as they once did.

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""Joyful in both word and palette,"" said PW, ""this African story tells why lightning and thunder reside in the sky and not on earth, as they once did."" Ages 4-8.

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In his first book of poems for both children and adults, Bryan elegantly and powerfully celebrates life--the sadness of leaving, the joy to be found in nature, the pride of family.

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In Bryan's (Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift, reviewed below) thoughtful introduction to this eclectic collection of 26 African proverbs from various traditions (Yoruba, Gola, Maasi, etc.), he reflects on the ""household of proverbs"" in which he was raised.

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The message about inner beauty and identity becomes somewhat diluted by the closing song, in which the birds triumphantly sing, "Our colors sport a brand-new look,/ A touch of black was all it took./ Oh beautiful black, uh-huh, uh-huh/ Black is beautiful, UH-HUH!"

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Bryan gives a joyous performance of his work on this recording of some of his favorite African tales.

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