What a Morning!

The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals

Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
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About The Illustrator

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Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over MeSail AwayBeautiful BlackbirdBeat the Story-Drum, Pum PumLet It ShineAshley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 30, 1987)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689504228
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • ALA Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

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