Harriet and the Promised Land

Harriet and the Promised Land

Harriet and the Promised Land Renowned African American artist Jacob Lawrence explores the historic tale of Harriet Tubman With spectacular artwork and rhythmic verse Lawrence captures the urgency of Tubman s struggles as she cou

  • Title: Harriet and the Promised Land
  • Author: Jacob Lawrence
  • ISBN: 9780689809651
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Renowned African American artist Jacob Lawrence explores the historic tale of Harriet Tubman With spectacular artwork and rhythmic verse, Lawrence captures the urgency of Tubman s struggles as she courageously leads slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad A New York Times Best Illustrated Children s Book 1993 Parents Choice Award Full color.

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    Great multi-dimensional book about Harriet Tubman written and illustrated by the artist, Jacob Lawrence. I picked this up because we were looking at art by Jacob Lawrence (his use of color and lines--it was fun to funt for diagonal lines in each picture). This short book turned out to be a catalyst for all kinds of discussion not only about slavery and the underground railroad, but also Moses and the North Star and chariots and bloodhounds. When my girls saw Jacob Lawrence's photo on the jacket [...]

    Harriet Tubman's incredible story inspires me and nourishes my soul. Jacob Lawrence's poetic retelling and his bold illustrations both qualify, in my opinion, as great art. I read this to my children for my own sake as much as for theirs!

    Tremendous! Everyone knows about Harriet Tubman, but this book--through rhyme, rhythm and evocative illustrations tells it in such a way that it is inspiring and memorable even for the youngest of listeners.

    I am honestly not sure why this book has such a high averaged rating. The art was awful, and I didn't connect at all with the writing. This didn't make an impact on me, in the least - except that I didn't like it.

    A beautiful, important, powerful and somewhat odd picturebook that tells the story of Harriet Tubman. Lawrence's brightly colored, two-dimensional and graphically complex paintings match the rhyming power of his poem that chronicles Tubman's leading escaping slaves to freedom. I love the heroic scale and timbre and would eagerly read this aloud to students but I find the last pages leave me with questions. Up until then the narrative has existed in the real world, albeit with appropriate biblica [...]

    Lawrence, an important twentieth century American artist inspired by Cubism and African American history, is another great American artist primarily known for his work for adults who has translated his work in an interested and dynamic way for young readers. Following the life of Harriet Tubman, whom Lawrence ranks as one of many "remarkable" women he would like to pay tribute to. He explains in his introduction that his mother, his wife Gwen and Tubman, "have contributed much to making it possi [...]

    This is a great picture book depicting the life of Harriet Tubman, one of the great women who helped many slaves escape into freedom. The illustrations are very striking and unique with their dark and bright, bold uses of color. The story is written in a great way for children with great big illustrations and little text at the bottom that often rythmes. I feel like this would be really helpful for children when learning about Harriet Tubman because then they can recite this story in their minds [...]

    I read this book to my 6 year old nephew who has started to express interest in learning about African American history. He loved the different colors found in the pictures and how the story used rhyming words. I would definitely recommend this story to parents who want to educate their children about famous characters throughout history. This book can serve as an introduction into the history of African Americans in this country. It is child appropriate, while still grasping the hardships milli [...]

    I like the rhythm and flow of the text, it seems like it would be a good read-aloud. While they do help tell the story, some of the illustrations are a little creepy: proportions seem odd and some of the teeth look a bit jagged. I thought it was interesting that despite all of the bright color on the pages, my eye always went to the faces of the African-Americans, a great reminder of who this story (and Harriet Tubman) is all about.

    The lyrical text has a nice flow but Jacob Lawrence's art is nothing I would either put on my wall or spend any length of time looking over. The people are down right creepy looking, especially their teeth. The information on Harriet Tubman felt out of order as well, making me confused as to why this book received a Parent's Choice Award.

    This is shot book that tells about the courage and sufferings that Harriet had to go through to free herself and her family. The book has colorful pictures that tell a story on its own. Children really enjoy the book because it reinerates what they know about Harriet.

    This book, published 40 years ago, is probably one of the earliest books about American heroine, Harriet Tubman. Lawrence's paintings and words feel dated, but are still powerful after all these years.

    The faces on many of these illustrations kind of freaked me out.I didn't have any particular problems with the narrative, but I also didn't feel like the spare verse particularly added anything to the basic Harriet Tubman story I already knew.

    Interesting paintings I can appreciate the work that went into them but not my preferred style of painting.

    A poem with wonderful illustrations about Harriet Tubman's journeys to the North to free slaves. A good jumping off point for discussion of Tubman and the Underground Railroad.

    Jacob Lawrence's work is always amazing to look at, to consider his perspective and the powerfulness of his narratives. Such a treat to be able to have his artwork in my collection.

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