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Story for a Black Night
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date September 29, 2004
Pages 97
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618494835
ISBN-10 0618494839
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 7 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $8.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
An African father tells his son the story of how, when he was young, his mother nursed a child with smallpox and his family became victims of the disease. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
One dark night, an African father tells the story of another black night long ago when he, Momo, was a small boy—when he lay awake in his house in the bush, with his mother and grandmother and baby sister—when there came a knock on the door and evil crashed into his world. He tells of his strong, loving, gentle-hearted mother and her suffering to the very edge of death. And he tells of the old giant cottonwood tree that stood as a life spirit to them all. It is a story of beauty and tragedy, of a family confronting danger and dilemma, of a people enduring disorder and change. Its drama will hold the reader spellbound to the end.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395318577
 
from Houghton Mifflin (April 1, 1982)
9780395318577 | details & prices | 84 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.95
About: An African father tells his son about the disaster that followed the night a baby with smallpox was abandoned in his family's house.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618494835
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 29, 2004)
9780618494835 | details & prices | 97 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $8.95
About: An African father tells his son about the disaster that followed the night a baby with smallpox was abandoned in his family's house.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2004)
9781417642786 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $17.25
About: An African father tells his son about the disaster that followed the night a baby with smallpox was abandoned in his family's house.

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