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Africa dream by Eloise Greenfield

Africa dream (edition 1977)

by Eloise Greenfield, Carole M. Byard

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Title:Africa dream
Authors:Eloise Greenfield
Other authors:Carole M. Byard
Info:New York : HarperTrophy, 1992, c1977.
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Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield



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Africa Dream is a short story about a boy who dreams about going back in time to Africa to meet his ancestors. He travels to the Marketplace and to the village where he meets his family.
I found the book very interesting for children it is a fantasy about meeting ancient family members and ancient homelands. For me as a psychologist it is an interesting idea of genetic memory. Do children have memories of their families lives. ( )
  Dyne001 | Jul 13, 2014 |
Carole Byard follows the text of Africa Dream put also tells a different story. She uses the sketching technique to capture a different look on the story. The pictures show the detailed African culture. The use of sketching in black and white allows the read to paint the rest of the picture using their imagination. After reading and looking at each page layout, I closed my eyes and pictured the illustrations and added colors that showed what I felt while reading. ( )
  ambourg7 | Jun 25, 2012 |
One night a child dreams about crossing the ocean to Africa. The child lands in the past, shops in the marketplace, reads books, visits a village, and met their ancestors ( )
  RebeccaMichelet | Apr 28, 2012 |
Picture Book. The story takes place in Africa. There are many representations of tribal Africa and its peoples. Images of huts, the marketplace, camels and palm trees are prevalent. There is one spread where men are playing the drums and women are dancing and clapping their hands. The use of this book would be good in the classroom to teach multicultural aspects as well as imagination.
  champlin | Jun 9, 2008 |
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An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. -Greenfield’s lyrical telling and Byard’s marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.’ —Publishers Weekly.

1978 Coretta Scott King Award

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A black child's dreams are filled with the images of the people and places of Africa.

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