The ballad of Belle Dorcas

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Knopf, Aug 1, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 38 pages
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In a conjure tale anything is possible. Men turn into trees. Houses howl in the night. Slaves become free. All these things can and do come to pass in The Ballad of Belle Dorcas, a haunting conjure tale told to William Hooks when he was a boy in North Carolina. Hooks' evocative text and Pinkney's stunning illustrations make this tale real--and unforgettable.

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About the author (1990)

Hooks is the author of 52 books for children.

Brian Pinkney is one of the most celebrated talents in children's publishing. In his career he has won two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King medal, a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award, and three Coretta Scott King Honors. For Simon & Schuster he illustrated "The Faithful Friend, " which won the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor, "Sukey and the Mermaid, " which won the Coretta Scott King Honor, and "The Adventures of Sparrowboy, " which won the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, New York -- which is where this story takes place.