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Title Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale / retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Publication Info. New York : Dial Press, ©1975.

Dolores Silverstein
Dolores Silverstein
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library Juvenile  398.2 Aa72w    CHECKED IN
 Purdy-Kresge Library Ramsey Collection  6926    LIB USE ONLY
 Purdy-Kresge Library Ramsey Collection  15671    LIB USE ONLY
 Purdy-Kresge Library Ramsey Collection  14165    LIB USE ONLY
 Purdy-Kresge Library Ramsey Collection  16850    LIB USE ONLY
 Purdy-Kresge Library Wills Juvenile  398.2 Aa72w    LIB USE ONLY
Description 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Art techniques used: Airbrushed watercolor, pastels and india ink applied in a stencil affect using vellum and frisket masks.
"A Pied Piper book."
"Separations by Rainbows, Inc., composition by The Composing Room, Inc., binding by Economy Bookbinding Corp., production by Warren Wallerstein, design by Atha Tehon"--Title page verso.
R.Craig Roney Collection copy: Author’s signed autograph presentation copy.
Summary A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. A mosquito annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit ... and now the whole jungle is in an uproar because the sun won't rise. The animals discuss the situation and decide to punish the mosquito. Even today, whenever we hear a mosquito buzz, we smack it hard!
Awards Caldecott Medal, 1976.
Subject Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Folklore -- Africa, West -- Juvenile fiction.
Blame -- Juvenile fiction.
Jungle animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Mosquitoes -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Africa, West.
Ashanti (African people) -- Folklore.
Added Author Dillon, Leo. Illustrator.
Dillon, Diane. Illustrator.
Wallerstein, Warren. Book producer.
Tehon, Atha. Book designer.
Dial Press. Publisher.
Holyoke Lithograph Co. Printer.
Rainbows Inc. Printer.
Composing Room, Inc. Compositor.
Economy Bookbinding Corporation. Binder.
Added Title R. Craig Roney Collection.
Eloise Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People
Related To Online version: Aardema, Verna. Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. New York : Dial Press, [1975] (OCoLC)608407627
Standard No. 30786514 40938439 219939960 427899321 456293438 732685440
ISBN 0803760892
0803760876 (lib. bdg.)
9780803760875 (lib. bdg.)
OCLC # 1094805
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