Paperback - An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. 'Greenfield's lyrical telling and Byard's marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.' —Publishers Weekly.
1978 Coretta Scott King Award
Age Range: 4 - 8 Grade: PreK - 3
Lexile level: 880L