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.
Born on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, storyteller Lloyd Alexander spent his childhood filling his imagination with fantasies about other lands and eras. For ten years of his writing career, Alexander wrote for adults, then changed gears and wrote fiction… 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