Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum

Illustrated by: Ashley Bryan
For Ages: 8 - 12
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Here are five Nigerian folktales, retold in language as rhythmic as the beat of the story-drum, and illustrated with vibrant, evocative woodcuts.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 80 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689711077 | 
  • May 1987 | 
  • Grades 4 - 6
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Ashley Bryan
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Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he has been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; he has also been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine, where he can often be found with a cluster of children, all singing.

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