CHILDREN OF LONG AGO by Lessie Jones Little

CHILDREN OF LONG AGO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Seventeen nostalgic poems about a happy childhood in the South, written by the mother (born in 1906) of a well-regarded black poet, Eloise Greenfield. Playing with paper dolls, dancing barefoot, going to church, watching Papa chop wood, seeing the beauty in a field of corn, sharing experiences with friends, Grandma, a baby sister--the activities may differ in detail from those of children today, but the pleasure is universal. Little's poems are schoolbook-undistinguished, but clear and approachable. The richly toned double-spread illustrations, depicting an orderly, secure rural word, evoke that upbeat spirit of the text.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1988
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel/Putnam