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Africa dream
by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Carole Byard.
New York : HarperTrophy, 1992, c1977.
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 24 cm.


Originally published: New York : John Day Co., 1977.
School Library Journal, November 1997.
Publisher's Weekly, July 1997.
Teacher Librarian, November 1997.
L.A. Recommended Foreign Language, February 1999.
Wilson's Children, November 1996.
School Library Journal starred, January 1996.
Notable/Best Books (A.L.A.), January 1996.
Child Study Children's Book Committee, January 1996.
Horn Book Starred, November 1995.
Publisher's Weekly, September 1995.
Booklist, January 1996.
Bulletin (Center for Children's books), November 1995.
A black child's dreams are filled with the images of the people and places of Africa.
A verse account of a black girl's dream about Africa is accented by black-and-white illustrations capturing the richness of the continent's culture

Best Books:

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson; United States

Awards, Honors, Prizes:

Caldecott Medal/Honor, 1996.
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year, 1971 Winner United States

Curriculum Tools:

Link to Teachers' Guide at Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Reading Measurement Programs:

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.5
Accelerated Reader Points 0.5

Accelerated Reader (AR)
Lower grades

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Adult Directed
Lexile Measure 810

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 4
Title Point Value 1
Lexile Measure NP

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 4
Title Point Value 2
Lexile Measure AD 690


Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Impassioned pencil drawings highlight an African American girl's nocturnal visions. PW said, ``Greenfield's lyrical telling and Byard's marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.'' Ages 4-8. (Jan.)


LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.G845 Af 1992
bl 99721763 [E]
0064432777 (pbk.)
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