The Fortune-Tellers

Author(s): Lloyd Alexander; Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)

Picture Story Books

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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General Fields

  • : 9780140562330
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Puffin
  • : October 1997
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Lloyd Alexander; Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
  • : Lloyd Alexander; Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : [E]