Welcome to Bonanza, an online marketplace with the best prices.

With over 25 million items and 40,000 sellers, Bonanza is the place to find the items you need at the prices you want.

Rendered at 21:31:44 11/16/18
Drylongso 001
Drylongso 001
Free Shipping

Drylongso by Virginia Hamilton,Jerry Pinkney;Droughts;Dust Storms;Farm Life;Afro

$13.99

Don't miss out on this item!

There is only 1 left in stock.

Shipping options

Estimated to arrive by Fri, Nov 30th. Details
FREE via USPS Media Mail (2 to 9 business days) to United States

Return policy

None: All purchases final Details

Purchase protection

Payment options

Shipping options

Estimated to arrive by Fri, Nov 30th. Details
FREE via USPS Media Mail (2 to 9 business days) to United States

Return policy

None: All purchases final Details

Purchase protection

Payment options

Item traits

Reviews:

Search Walmart

Category:

Other Children & Young Adults

Quantity Available:

Only one in stock, order soon

Condition:

Very Good

Publication Year:

1992

Category:

Fiction

Age Level:

Ages 9-12

ISBN:

0152242414

Edition Description:

Abridged

Dustjacket:

No

Topic:

Fiction Mystery & Adventure

Language:

English

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

ISBN-10:

0152242414

ISBN-13:

9780152242411

Subject:

Fiction

DUST STORMS:

FARM LIFE

Format:

Book/Trade Cloth

Author:

Virginia Hamilton

Listing details

Seller policies:

View seller policies

Posted for sale:

More than a week ago

Item number:

11725586

Item description

Drylongso (School Library Binding) by Virginia Hamilton (Author), Jerry Pinkney ( Illustrator) "Lindy skipped along, leaving a trail of dust behind her..." Summary: As a great wall of dust moves across their drought-stricken farm, a family's distress is relieved by a young man called Drylongso, who literally blows into their lives with the storm. Reading level: Ages 9-12 School Library Binding: 54 pages Publisher: Harcourt; Library Binding edition (October 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 0152242414 ISBN-13: 978-0152242411 Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 1.10 pounds LIST:18.95 From Publishers Weekly Endowing her eponymous protagonist with the mystical qualities of a folk hero and the wry wit of a boy, Newbery Medalist Hamilton has created a provocative tale with both spiritual and environmental allusions. Lindy and her parents rescue a tall, skinny "stick-fella" from a sudden dust storm. Named Drylongso for the periods of drought that "lasted so long, folks thought it was just ordinary. Dry so long, it was common, like everyday," the strange boy brings with him the promise of new life--water. The adults cautiously accept his peculiar nature--his mysterious arrival, his unknown origins, his aphoristic, at times prophetic, statements on growth and life. In contrast, Lindy, who provides the tale with a measure of comic relief, bombards the boy with her curiosity; Drylongso's jokey affection for Lindy saves the story from cloying sentimentality. Pinkney's atmospheric watercolors highlight the strong familial bond central to the story; his characters and landscape superbly vivify Hamilton's barren clime. An afterword offers both a historical account of U.S. drought cycles and a cultural context for this intriguing central character. Ages 8-12. Book Description Lindy and her family are suffering through a long drought. Then the mystical Drylongso teaches them the secrets of finding water hidden in the earth. โ€œDrylongso is a hypnotic, joyful story from a distinguished writer--one that, with the help of Jerry Pinkneyโ€™s beautiful watercolor and pastel pictures, depicts well the dry land, the swirling wind and earth, and an African-American family planting in hope with the help of a wondrous, dusty, divining stickfella.โ€--The New York Times Book Review Card catalog description As a great wall of dust moves across their drought-stricken farm, a family's distress is relieved by a young man called Drylongso, who literally blows into their lives with the storm. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
Spinner

You may adjust your notification preferences at any time

Minimum 6 characters; at least one number and one capital letter

If you become a seller on Bonanza, this information will become part of your public profile

New to Bonanza? Sign up to save items, follow sellers and get exclusive coupons.

Don't worry - Bonanza respects your inbox. We send less email and make it easy to opt out. Read our privacy policy »