Carol of the Brown King

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Carol of the Brown King

Nativity Poems

By Langston Hughes; Ashley Bryan; Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689818776, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1998



About the Author
Langston Hughes (1902 1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri, and lived much of his life in Harlem, New York. As one America s most cherished chroniclers of the black experience, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes s work was constantly groundbreaking throughout his forty-six-year career. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman.

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 has been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; he has also been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include "Sail Away"; "Beautiful Blackbird"; "Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum"; "Let It Shine"; "Ashley Bryan s Book of Puppets"; and "What a Wonderful World". He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

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 has been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; he has also been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include "Sail Away"; "Beautiful Blackbird"; "Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum"; "Let It Shine"; "Ashley Bryan s Book of Puppets"; and "What a Wonderful World". He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.