The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl
One long time ago, Pretty Pearl god child lived high on a mountaintop in Africa with all other gods. Curious about mankind and itching to show off her powers, she came down off the mountain with her brother, know-all best god John de Conquer, and sailed on a slave ship for America. There she saw the suffering of the black people, and felt their sorrow right behind her eyes . Pretty Pearl knew now was her time to act.Brother John gave her a magical necklace, a set of rules to follow, and a warning to be careful. "Them human bein's be awful tricky," he said."they has most winnin' ways." Drawing upon her fabulous storehouse of black legend, myth, and folklore, Virginia Hamilton has ventured into new ways of exploring the human spirit in this extrodinary fantasy filled with mysteries, beauty, and hope.
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THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF PRETTY PEARLUser Review - Kirkus
An ambitious work, aspiring to the mythic and mixing invention, black folklore and legend, and, it seems, Hamilton's own family history. High John the Conqueror plays a role as John de Conquer ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
I picked this up because I had heard of the author, tho I had never read anything by her. I am blown away by the depth and breadth of history and culture woven into this story. What a fine ... Read full review