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by Robert D. San Souci,Jerry Pinkney

Download The Hired Hand: An African-American Folktale ePub
  • ISBN 0803712979
  • ISBN13 978-0803712973
  • Language English
  • Author Robert D. San Souci,Jerry Pinkney
  • Publisher Dial; Library edition (May 1, 1997)
  • Pages 40
  • Formats mobi doc txt lrf
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Fairy Tales Folk Tales and Myths
  • Size ePub 1911 kb
  • Size Fb2 1537 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 565

Out of greed, Young Sam tries to duplicate the healing powers of the new hired hand at his Virginia saw mill, but when he ends up killing a woman instead of curing her, he learns to repent his old ways.

In this African-American folk tale with roots in many cultures, author Robert D. San Souci takes a similar legend and dumps . Kindergarten-Grade 4. The Hired Hand explores the danger associated with stealing someone's magic.

In this African-American folk tale with roots in many cultures, author Robert D. San Souci takes a similar legend and dumps it in the lap of a lazy, selfish boy. Sam won't help out at the mill, and his father handles everything until the day the hired hand arrives. The new employee is a model worker, but he's got other skills, too. Magic ones. Sam tries a few of the newcomer's tricks, and nearly ends up in prison. It echoes this talented team's collaboration for The Talking Eggs (Dial, 1989) in its distinguished appearance, understated mood, straightforward retelling, and even pace.

The Hired Hand: An African-American Folktale is a 1997 book by Robert D. San Souci and illustrator Jerry Pinkney based on an African American folktale about an itinerant worker who is able to rejuvenate and resurrect people

The Hired Hand: An African-American Folktale is a 1997 book by Robert D. San Souci and illustrator Jerry Pinkney based on an African American folktale about an itinerant worker who is able to rejuvenate and resurrect people.

Robert Daniel San Souci (October 10, 1946 – December 19, 2014) was a multiple award-winning children's book author, who resided in San . The Hired Hand: An African-American Folktale, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

Robert Daniel San Souci (October 10, 1946 – December 19, 2014) was a multiple award-winning children's book author, who resided in San Francisco, California. He often worked with his brother, Daniel San Souci, a children's book illustrator. He was a consultant to Disney Studios and was instrumental in the production of the film Mulan, for which he wrote the story. Cinderella Skeleton, illustrated by David Catrow (2004). Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella, illustrated by Brian Pinkney (2002).

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Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Back to the Best Illustrated Books. Return to the Books Home Page. An obvious choice for primary story hours, this will also make a welcome addition to African American folklore and history units

An African-American folktale from Southern oral tradition, first recorded in the late 19th century.

An African-American folktale from Southern oral tradition, first recorded in the late 19th century. Young Sam spies on New Hand, and discovers that the man has the power to rejuvenate an old farmer with sawdust, water, and a drop of blood accompanied by magical incantations. An obvious choice for primary story hours, this will also make a welcome addition to African American folklore and history units.

African-American folktales evolved from the need for African slaves to hold onto their culture in an environment . The Talking Eggs: a folktale from the American South; retold by Robert D. San Souci ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney.

African-American folktales evolved from the need for African slaves to hold onto their culture in an environment where they weren't allowed to express themselves or keep their old traditions. The stories below are a mix of traditions from both side of the Atlantic, told for a modern audience and accompanied by vibrant illustrations. Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D. San Souci ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Sukey is a young girl who lives with her mother and stepfather. Blanche and her mother and older sister live on a small farm in the American south.

The Hired Hand by Robert D. San Souci with pictures by Jerry Pinkney. Gorgeous folktale set in the 1700s at a sawmill in Virginia owned by a free African-American family. One of our fave kids' books about magic. Lifetime Achievement Award Black Artists Book Illustration Galleries Book Covers Cover Books Book Jacket.

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Tyler Is Not Here
The hired hand is a mystical fellow who appears at Old Sam's sawmill where he works hard and takes his share of guff from Young Sam, the miller's lazy shiftless son. One day an old sick farmer comes for some lumber and the hired hand performs a bit of magic to restore the old farmer to his vigorous youthful self again. Young Sam sneaks a peek and tries the same deed on the farmer's wife but fails to revive her and ends up being tried for murder. But he reforms and is rescued from a guilty verdict by the hired hand.

I found the storytelling rather flat and matter of fact. There was plenty of opportunity for the story to have more pizzaz in the magical part and more build up for the climax and greater character development. But alas.....it fell flat.

If the telling of the tale was mediocre, the illustrations were not. Pinkney is his usual masterful self using vibrant color and bold strokes to create page after page of dimensional people in realistic settings in the relaxed folksy style he does so well.
Vivaral
Before you get to the title page of this memorable picture book, you are greeted by an intriguing illustration. Pondering it prepares you for the retelling of a satisfying, though unfamiliar, well told African-American folk tale awaiting you when you turn the next page.

Kudos to the one who did the layout as well as the talented author and illustrator.

Highly recommended for readers from three to ninety-three!
-Hope Irvin Marston, author of EYE ON THE IDITAROD: AISLING’S QUEST