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The Pasteboard Bandit

The Pasteboard Bandit( )
Author: Bontemps, Arna
Hughes, Langston
Illustrator: Turley, Peggy
Introduction by: Bontemps, Alex
As told to: Wall, Cheryl A.
Series title:The Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-511476-8
Publication Date:Nov 1997
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

In this delightful children's tale, an American boy, Kenny Strange, moves to the quiet Mexican town of Taxco with his parents and strikes up a friendship with young Juanito Perez, a Taxco native. The two boys are brought together by an enchanting toy, the pasteboard bandit Tito. Chosen byJuanito at a town fair from among the other pasteboard toys, Tito, with his colorful clothes and bright eyes, becomes Juanito's and Kenny's constant companion, and the threesome share many adventures...
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Book Details
Pages:96
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Toys, Dolls & Puppets
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Mexico
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.1 x 10.1 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:1.254 Pounds
Author Biography
Bontemps, Arna (Author)
Arna Bontemps was one of many African American writers associated with Fisk University, where he taught for 20 years. He became a visiting professorship at Yale University and returned to Fisk to spend the last years of his life there. Bontemps grew up in the South and wrote of the condition and spirit of the southern black in memoirs and in fiction.

His historical and topical novel Black Thunder (1936) is perhaps his best known, along with Drums at Dusk (1935). As an active leader in the Harlem Renaissance, however, Bontemps wrote prolifically in all genres and for children as well as adults. He produced several important collections of narratives about enslaved people and African American folk tales. Bontemps was a major anthologizer of Harlem Renaissance work and helped shape the new black writing as theoretician and critic.

Bontemps died in 1973.

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