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The magical adventures of Pretty Pearl

by Virginia Hamilton

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Americans -- Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Pretty Pearl, a spirited young African god child eager to show off her powers, travels to the New World where, disguised as a human, she lives among a band of free blacks who have created their own separate world deep inside a vast forest.

    Edition Notes

    StatementVirginia Hamilton.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.H1828 Maj 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination311 p. ;
    Number of Pages311
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3507261M
    ISBN 100060221860, 0060221879
    LC Control Number82048629

      x, pages: 23 cm "This book delves deeply into children's responses to literature, and in particular, to works of fantasy. Through close observation over time of children's natural and spontaneous reactions to books they are assigned or choose themselves, Nina Mikkelsen demonstrates how children and adults can engage as equal partners in learning, and also provides important Pages: Virginia Hamilton (Twayne, ). Moss, Anita. “Frontiers of Gender in Children’s Literature: Virginia Hamilton’s Arilla Sun Down” (Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, ). “Mythical Narrative: Virginia Hamilton’s The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl” (The Lion and the Unicorn: A .

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    The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl. New York: Harper & Row. A fantasy — part myth, part legend and folklore. When Pretty Pearl comes down from the God home of Mount Kenya to live among real people, she discovers the diaspora of the slave trade and forgets all her brother god’s warnings about being true to the goddess within her.   Steven Universe is a half-human, half-Gem hero who's learning to save the world with the magical powers that come from his bellybutton. Steven may .


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The magical adventures of Pretty Pearl by Virginia Hamilton Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl" is a fantasy book and was also a pick for an audio book. There were so many pages that this was going to be the audio, I also read along with the audio as it played.

This book was published in and is intended for children the age group of I/5. Virginia Hamilton takes her readers on an adventure-filled ride in The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl. This book was quite enjoyable because of the mix of fantastic, mythological, and historical content.

My imagination was immediately captured by Pretty Pearl's "voice" in black dialect as she described her wonderful life as a god-child/5(6). Virginia Hamilton takes her readers on an adventure-filled ride in The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl.

This book was quite enjoyable because of the mix of fantastic, mythological, and historical content. My imagination was immediately captured by Pretty Pearl's "voice" in black dialect as she described her wonderful life as a god-child/5. The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl One long time ago, when Pretty Pearl god child stepped down from Mount Highness, in Africa, to find out more about poor humankind, she.

THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF PRETTY PEARL User Review - Kirkus. An ambitious work, aspiring to the mythic and mixing invention, black folklore and legend, and, it seems, Hamilton's own family history. High John the Conqueror plays a role as John de Conquer Read full review5/5(2). Get this from a library.

The magical adventures of Pretty Pearl. [Virginia Hamilton] -- Pretty Pearl, a spirited young African god child eager to show off her powers, travels to the New World where, disguised as a human, she lives among a band of free blacks who have created their own.

Book Clubs Book Fairs Scholastic Education Classroom Magazines About Us The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl. By Virginia Hamilton. Grades. Pretty Pearl, a spirited young African god child eager to show off her powers, travels to the New World, where, disguised as a human, she lives among a band of free blacks who have created.

The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl by Virginia Hamilton. God child Pretty Pearl, younger sister of John de Conquer and John Henry, comes down read more.

God child Pretty Pearl, younger sister of John de Conquer and John Henry, comes down from Mount Kenya to try life as a human child in the Post-Civil War American South. I thought that Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl was a great book. It made me realized how much both the African Americans and also the Native Americans suffered with slavery.

I like the way the book was set up in that it was written sort of like an historical book but a myth at the same time/5(3). An ambitious work, aspiring to the mythic and mixing invention, black folklore and legend, and, it seems, Hamilton's own family history.

High John the Conqueror plays a role as John de Conquer (pronounced Con-care), "best god" of Mount Kenya; and John Henry is John de Conquer's older but lesser brother god, who displeases his brother by living and mixing with humans.

This begins with their. Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public): The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl.

What type of media is this winner?: Book. Winner Detail Create Date: Monday, November 6, - Winner Detail Change Date: Monday, November 6, -   The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl (Harper) is a fantasy rising on the scaffolding of black folk materials and the history of Afro American experience.

And according to the author, the book is also her best: Pretty Pearl is a culmination of all the work I've done and all the things I have tried to do in each book. Each book was for me.

In fairness, I'm pretty much ignorant of African and African-American folklore. I've recently gotten Henry Louis Gates and Maria Tatar's The Annotated African American Folktales, which I plan on reading fairly soon, and once I do I may give Pretty Pearl another try.

With the sense of myth and folklore that it conveys, Pretty Pearl has a strong ending – the problem is, getting there/5(3). (source: Nielsen Book Data) Pretty Pearl, god child, lives high on the mountain top in Africa with all the other gods.

Curious about mankind, she comes down off the mountain and sails on a slave ship for America. There she sees the suffering of the black people, and feels their sorrow. Pretty Pearl knows it is time to act. (source: Nielsen Book. The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl; The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl.

Virginia Hamilton. Craving knowledge about mankind, Pretty Pearl, a god-child who lives on a mountain-top in Africa, transforms herself into a human and stows away on a slave ship bound for America. What will she discover about the true nature of people. Folktales, trickster stories, slave songs, and eerie spells are skillfully woven into the narrative, making The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl a Author: Michele Landsberg.

The Magical Adventures Of Pretty Pearl By Virginia Hamilton - FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl - Virginia Hamilton (January/06) I had to read this novel for the fantasy class that I am taking in university.

It is the most interesting book because at first, I could not handle it. The narrative of The Book of Pearl is a mix of fantasy and historical fiction that will catch the attention of young adults and even much older readers.

Even though the start of the story is a little bit confusing, I was able to comprehend what was happening Without checking out the synopsis, the title and cover of this book piqued my interest.4/5.

Softcover. Reprint. Trade paperback. Some age toning, near fine. Signed by the author. Item # ISBN:. One of the most dramatic points in the book is when Mikkelsen describes Vinny's explanation of a family episode through the lens of The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl, nearly a year after reading the book; Vinny is still constructing the book and constructing an explanation for the way the world works through the characters in The Magical Author: Ruth Mirtz.This story begins when she comes down from Mount Highness in Africa to live among the humans and use the four special spirits given to her by her brother, John de Conquer, to help mankind.

She witnesses the poor and harsh treatment that American Slaves go through and, tries to.Meet-the-Author Recording with Arnold Adoff and Virginia Hamilton about The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl Created by TeachingBooks Listen to the Recording () Share.