|Format:||Print Book 1991|
|Availability:||Available at 21 Libraries 23 of 34 copies|
Illus. in full color. "Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one's world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book."--(starred) Horn Book. nbsp;nbsp;
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
Flight -- Fiction.
Dreams -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Crown Publishers,1991
Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1992
Caldecott Honor Book, 1992
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
|ISBN||9780517580301 (trade : hardcover)
0517580306 (trade : hardcover)
9780517580318 (library binding)
0517580314 (library binding)