for An Enchanted Hair Tale by Alexis De Veaux and Cheryl Hanna
Sudan's wonderful hair—"a fan daggle of locks and lions and lagoons”—sets him apart from other kids in his neighborhood, who tease him because he's different. Upset by their cruelty, he storms away and, far from home, stumbles upon a whole family of folks with enchanted hair who help him celebrate his differences. De Veaux's rhythmic text is full of pleasing rhyme and alliteration. Her marvelous imagery brilliantly conveys the mystery and magic of Sudan's hair, and the poem is enhanced and extended by Cheryl Hanna's captivating black-and-white pencil drawings. (Ages 5-10)
CCBC Choices 1987 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987. Used with permission.
Sudan has hair just like his mother - wild and enchanted. It giggles when he talks and roars when he walks, and often sprouts wings. Some people tease him and others are afraid of him. One day he discovers an enchanted place where he can be himself.
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