Faraway Drums

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Little, Brown, 1998 - Africa - 32 pages
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Having recently moved to a new apartment in the city, Zakiya is afraid of the sounds she hears in the evenings, until her sister, Jamila, comforts her with her grandmother's African tales, which seem to transform the noises of the city into the sounds of Africa.

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User Review  - Remy_Ferrell - LibraryThing

Faraway Drums is a story about two sisters who stay home alone because their mom haves to go to work. The story was disappointing and much of it was repetitive and boring. I like how the the author ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This was really an excellent pairing of author and illustrator. Virginia Kroll is a master of numerous literary devices and it is evidenced throughout this book. Floyd Cooper's illustrations are tough ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984 he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books and now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

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