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"Cumbayah" is an enduring campfire song for children and a source of inspiration for adults. Though its roots are in the African-American tradition, it speaks to people of many different cultures, ages, and religious. With power and grace, Floyd Cooper depicts scenes from everyday life that emphasize how people all over the world are united in spirit. Here is an uplifting ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 24th 1998 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published April 1st 1998)
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Maren Prestegaard
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This book is wonderful.
Cumbayah means "bome by here"
Appreciated the educational notes on the Gullah culture and the origins of this song.
Gotta admit, I ran out of breath trying to sing the whole book but it's a beautiful song, really.
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Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey In Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard Of A Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. In 1984 he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books and now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons.

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