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.
“Whether writing realism or fantasy, my concern is the same: how we learn to be genuine human beings.”—Lloyd AlexanderLloyd Alexander has received a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, a National Book Award, and several IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Awards. He… More about Lloyd Alexander
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Published by Puffin Books Oct 01, 1997| 32 Pages| 11-1/4 x 8-3/4| 5-8 years| ISBN 9780140562330