The Talking Cloth by Mitchell

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Energetic Aunt Phoebe, a "collector" of life, shows her niece Amber a finely embroidered and hand-printed "adinkra" cloth from Ghana, which was at one point reserved for royalty. Using her imagination, Amber is transformed by the "adinkra" into an Ashanti princess. Full-color illustrations.

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Published March 1, 1997 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though Mitchell's text contains bits of convincing dialogue, it is the portraits that reveal Amber's father's good-natured skepticism about the value of his sister's ""junk pile,"" Aunt Phoebe's satisfaction in sharing her finds and-most glowingly-Amber's delight when, in her quick imagination, t...

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