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With the help of Good Snake, a young African boy gets his dearest wish.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1985 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1985)
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Timothy
Apr 11, 2014 Timothy rated it really liked it
A modern story told in the fashion of a folktale drawing from African symbolism and mythology.

Emeke wants to fly, but he is a boy and boys can't fly! He visits Good Snake and asks her to help him to fly. Good Snake gives instructions for Emeke to follow to make his desire come true. Despite the continued nay-saying of his fellow villagers, Emeke forges ahead.

Lovely artwork by the Dillons in full color on every page.
Deborah Harris
Jan 29, 2012 Deborah Harris rated it it was amazing
I love the pictures, there is so much to see. Emeke wants to fly, and the Good Snake can make any wish come true. Emeke goes on a quest for the Good Snake and the right wind. This is a fun story.
Betsy
Jul 01, 2013 Betsy rated it liked it
3.5 stars :-)

The Dillons do justice to this tale of a boy who wants to fly and who seeks out Good Snake in hopes of having his wish fulfilled.
Jim
Jun 14, 2011 Jim rated it really liked it
Shelves: africa, faith
the Dillons did the art. the dillons did the art.
that there is a wonderfully written story is just a bonus.
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Delegate to the 2nd World Black and African Festival of the Arts & Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1977. Graduate of Southern University with an MA in education from Antioch College. She lives in Denver, Colorado, and travels widely as an educational consultant.
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