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The Old African

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 3 Ratings and 3 Reviews

Book Description
No one on the plantation had ever heard the Old African's voice, yet he had spoken to all of them in their minds. For the Old African had the power to see the color of a person's soul and read his thoughts as if they were words on a page. Now it was time to act-time to lead his fellow slaves to the Water-That-Stretched-Forever, and from there back to Africa. Back to their home.

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Book Information
PublisherDial Books For Young Readers
BindingHardcover (3 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages80
ISBN-10B003F76DMO
Publication Date09/08/2005
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About Julius Lester (Author) : Julius Lester is a published adapter, author, and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Julius Lester include Black Folktales, John Henry, Cupid: A Tale... more
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About Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) : Jerry Pinkney is a published adapter, author, and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Jerry Pinkney include Goin' Someplace Special, Undersea Animals: A Dramatic Dimen... more
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Reader Comments
2/15/2008 Nancy Tolson said: A tale of strength, love and the determination to go home has been told about a group of Africans during the time of slavery for centuries. This retelling has been beautifully told by Julius Lester with imagery that is truly complimentary.
tags: I recommend

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