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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
Top 10 Nonfiction Series for Teens, 2004 ; American Library Association; United States

Awards, Honors, Prizes:

Caldecott Medal/Honor, 1996.

Reading Measurement Programs:

Accelerated Reader (AR)
Lower grades

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

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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