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The Fortune-Tellers
By Trina Schart Hyman (illustrator) and Lloyd Alexander
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Diane Pub Co
Publication date October 31, 2005
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780756797065
ISBN-10 0756797063
Dimensions 0.50 by 11 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd Alexander's story of a young man visiting -- and then becoming -- the village fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman's most memorable artwork. Both children and adults will relish The Fortune-tellers."A funny, playful story that evokes the irony of the human condition." -- Booklist,starred review"Alexander narrates his original tale with folkloric verve and his own mellow brand of irony;Hyman realizes the African setting in...splendid illustrations. A winning tale, superlatively presented." -- Kirkus Reviews,pointerreviewLloyd Alexander's many achievements include a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Medal, and the National Book Award.Trina Schart Hyman won the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon and a Caldecott Honor Medal for Little Red Riding Hood, among numerous other awards.

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Hardcover
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With Trina Schart Hyman (other contributor) | from Diane Pub Co (October 31, 2005)
9780756797065 | details & prices | 11.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
About: This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140562330
 
With Trina Schart Hyman (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Puffin (October 1, 1997)
9780140562330 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A carpenter goes to a fortune teller and finds the predictions about his future coming true in an unusual way
School and Library
Book cover for 9780525448495
 
With Trina Schart Hyman (other contributor) | from Dutton Childrens Books (September 1, 1992)
9780525448495 | details & prices | 11.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.30 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A carpenter goes to a fortune teller and finds the predictions about his future coming true in an unusual way
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606122931
 
Reprint edition from Demco Media (October 1, 1997)
9780606122931 | details & prices | 11.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.85
About: A carpenter goes to a fortune teller and finds the predictions about his future coming true in an unusual way

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