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An Enchanted Hair Tale

by Alexiz De Veaux
Illustrated by Cheryl Hanna

Published by Harper & Row, 1987
40 pages
ISBN: 0-06-021624-7

Ages 5 - 10

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 while pencil drawings.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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