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Sundiata : lion king of Mali

by Wisniewski, David.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 966.23 W76
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 966.23 W76
CLP - Homewood Children's African American qj DT533.K45 W57 1992
Location  CLP - Homewood
Collection  Children's African American
Call Number  qj DT533.K45 W57 1992
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography qj DT533.K45 W57 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  qj DT533.K45 W57 1992
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Non fiction J 966.2301 W762
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Non fiction
Call Number  J 966.2301 W762
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 92 KEI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Call Number  j 92 KEI
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92K KIETA Wis
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92K KIETA Wis
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 92 KEITA
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92 KEITA
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
In the thirteenth century, Sundiata overcame physical handicaps, social disgrace, and strong opposition to rule the West African trading empire of Mali.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-9. In thirteenth-century Mali, a dying king passes over his healthy son to name as his heir Sundiata, a sickly young prince who is unable to walk or speak. But the king's wishes are ignored. Banished after his father's death, Sundiata grows into a courageous leader who returns to deliver Mali from an invading sorcerer king. Passed down through oral tradition, this historical account has the drama and depth of a folktale. The illustrations--elaborate collages inspired by the artifacts and culture of the Malinke--create a series of dramatic images. The intricacy of the paper-cuts and the richness of the colors and patterns give the artwork visual as well as narrative strength. In an appended note, Wisniewski discusses the history and art of West Africa as well as his research and technique for creating the illustrations. A striking interpretation. ~--Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A 13th-century prince overcomes physical infirmities and exile to rule Mali; of the artist's "stunning" cut-paper collages, PW said, "Historically accurate images are sharp without starkness, expressive of raw power and delicate fragility by turns." Ages 5-9. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Keita, Soundiata, -- -1255.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Mandingo (African people) -- Biography.
Blacks -- Mali -- Biography.
Mali -- History.
Publisher New York :Clarion Books,1999
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0395764815 (pbk.)
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