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When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends

When Birds Could Talk

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Blue Sky Press, New York, p.63 (1996)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr PS3558 .A444 W49 1996 F

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9080249

Keywords:

African Americans--Folklore, Bats--Folklore, Birds--Folklore, Children's stories, African American, Folklore--Southern States, Tales--Southern States

Abstract:

Contents: How Bruh Sparrow and Sis Wren lost out -- Still and ugly Bat -- Blue Jay and Swallow take the heat -- Bruh Buzzard and Fair Maid -- Hummingbird and Little Breeze -- When Miss Bat could sing -- Cardinal and Bruh Deer -- Little Brown Wren.; Summary: A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Lexile measure 620; Ages 4-12; Book level 3.9; Fables, folk Tales and myths