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The Dark-Thirty
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The Dark-Thirty
Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Written by Patricia McKissackAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Patricia McKissack
Illustrated by Brian PinkneyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Brian Pinkney
| Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 1992 | $18.95 | 978-0-679-81863-2 (0-679-81863-4)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Illus. in black-and-white. With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the mystery of that eerie half-hour before nightfall--the dark thirty.


REVIEWS

"The atmosphere of each selection is skillfully developed and sustained to the very end. Pinkney's stark scratchboard illustrations evoke an eerie mood, which heightens the suspense of each tale. This is a stellar collection for both public and school libraries looking for absorbing books to hook young readers. Storytellers will also find it a goldmine."--(starred) School Library Journal.  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Award winning author Patricia McKissack comes from a family of skilled storytellers, who taught her to listen and observe and who encouraged her life-long love affair with words. The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural was a 1993 Newbery Honor Book.  Pat also received the Coretta Scott King Award in 1993 for The Dark Thirty.Pat wishes she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and freedom -- at last!  If she was not an author, Pat would like to be an interior designer or an architect so she could tell stories through design.

Pat frequently collaborates on books with her husband, Fredrick.  They have three sons and live in St. Louis, Missouri.


AWARDS

WINNER 1993 - Newbery Honor Book
WINNER 1993 - Coretta Scott King Author Award
WINNER 1994 - Kansas William White Master List
WINNER 1996 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award



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