The Fortune-Tellers

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 adults will relish The Fortune-tellers. "A funny, playful story that evokes the irony of the human condition." -- dren, most of which she also illustrated. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Susan Jeffers's award-winning work includes Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, The Midnight Farm, and Hiawatha (all Dial).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 221 x 284 x 2.54mm | 151g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140562338
  • 9780140562330
  • 462,443

About Lloyd Alexander

Born on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, storyteller Lloyd Alexander spent his childhood filling his imagination with fantasies about other lands and eras. For ten years of his writing career, Alexander wrote for adults, then changed gears and wrote fiction for young people. Alexander has received a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, a National Book Award, and several IRA-CBC Children's Choice Awards. He is also the author of many ALA Notable Children's Books and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year. Trina Schart Hyman was a children's book illustrator for more than 30 years. Hyman graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1960. She won the 1985 Caldecott Medal for her work on Margaret Hodges' book Saint George and the Dragon. Hyman was one of the first white illustrators along with Ezra Jack Keats to regularly incorporate black characters into her illustrations. She spent the last 10 years of her life with her romantic partner, Jean K. Aull, and passed away in 2004.
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Rating details

666 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 37% (246)
4 39% (257)
3 20% (130)
2 3% (23)
1 2% (10)
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